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User avatar #405 - ajperry (03/04/2012) [-]

Cerberus has nothing to do with Hell or Satan.

Cerberus guards the doors to the Underworld making sure no soul gets out once it is inside. It is also fond of red rubber balls to play with :P
User avatar #424 to #405 - thunderkrux (03/04/2012) [-]
Dante encountered Cerberus in the Divine Comedy in the third circle of hell where the gluttons are punished. That book is drawn from medieval Christian theology and philosophy. The epic poem is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. So yeah, Cerberus also known as or Kerberos from Greco-Roman mythology is a multi-headed (usually 3, but has also been described with 50) hound that guards against souls from escaping who have crossed the river Styx. In Dante's rendition of the after-life Cerberus is a 3 headed hellhound who guards the third circle of Hell, Gluttony. Although the bible doesn't go into detail about hell, all it describes is a place of fire and torment. Many different renditions of hell are thought to be the true description of hell, but there are also many different descriptions of the same event throughout religions as well as history.
User avatar #425 to #424 - ajperry (03/04/2012) [-]
Interesting. I never knew that. I still believe in the Greek Mythology aspect though that was fascinating to read.
User avatar #427 to #425 - thunderkrux (03/04/2012) [-]
Greco-Roman mythology is fascinating to me. I especially love the names of the Greek gods. If I ever have kids, I will name them after the Greek Gods.
User avatar #428 to #427 - ajperry (03/04/2012) [-]
I love them too.

I hate Janus being refered to as a Greek Goddess when she is clearly a Roman Goddess present in Greek mythology.
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