Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Mythical Creatures

Cerberus 
(Greek)


Facts
  1. Cerberus was born from  Echidna and Typhon
  2. It is said that Cerberus also sported the tail of a snake
  3. His brothers were Hydra, Chimera and Orthus.
  4. Guarded the underworld  and was servent to Hades.
  5. It is said Deadly Aconite (wolfsbane) the first poisonous plant on Earth was made from the spittle of Cerberus.
  6. His three heads represent the past, present and future.




Cerberus In Books

Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan - Percy has to go by Cerberus when he goes to the Underworld
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J. K. Rowling - Fluffy, a Cerberus presents a challenge to Harry and co. When they try to retrieve the Sorcerers Stone.

2 Comments:

  1. Dead Trees and Silver Screens said...
    Love the pics!

    http://www.deadtreesandsilverscreens.blogspot.com
    Deb said...
    These Cerberus things scare me, but what a fantastic piece of research you did on them! Love it!

    Deborah/TheBookishDame

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