Orthrus

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A twa-heidit Orthrus, wi snake tail, leein woundit at the feet o Heracles (left) an the three-bodied Geryon (richt). Detail frae a reid-feegur kylix bi Euphronios, 550–500 BC, Staatliche Antikensammlungen (Munich 2620).

In Greek meethologie, Orthrus (Greek: Ὄρθρος, Orthros) or Orthus (Greek: Ὄρθος, Orthos) wis, accordin tae the meethografer Apollodorus, a twa-heidit dug that gairdit Geryon's cattle an wus killt bi Heracles.[1] He wis the affspring o the monsters Echidna an Typhon, an the brither o Cerberus, that wis an aa a multi-heidit gaird dug.[2]

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  1. Apollodorus, 2.5.10.
  2. Hesiod, Theogony 306–312; Apollodorus, 2.5.10. Quintus Smyrnaeus, Posthomerica (or Faw o Troy) 6.249 ff. (pp. 272–273) haes Cerberus as the affspring o Echidna an Typhon, an Orthrus as his brither.