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Notebook, 1993-

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Supernatural Beings - Arachne - Argus - Centaurs - Calydonian Boar - Cerberus - Charon - Charybdis - Chimaera - Cyclopes - Echidna - Giants - Golden Fleece - Graiae - Hydra of Lerna - Grypes - Hypnos - Pallas - Pegasus - Scylla - Sirens - Sphinx - Stymphalian Birds - Talos - Typhon

Ceberus

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Born from the union of Typheous and Echidna, he was an enormous dog possessing three heads, a neck covered with snakes, and teeth that were as venomous as those of the viper [Echidna]. He was the guardian of the lower world. Stationed in a cave on [p. 83] the banks of the river Styx, he allowed the dead to enter but barred them from leaving. Those living mortals who dared to enter his realm were torn to pieces by his three heads. But Cerberus was by no means invincible. Psyche who was sent by Aphrodite to Persephone succeeded in passing him by feeding him a sweet. Orpheus charmed him with his lyre, and Heracles half-strangled him with his hands and carried him to Mycenae, but allowed him subsequently to return to his cave. [pp. 83-84]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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