Posted by ESC on September 14, 2005
In Reply to: Hound of hell posted by Bruce Kahl on September 14, 2005
: : What is the exact meaning of the phrase "a hound of hell" and where does it derive from?
: I have to be on a conference call in 1.5 minutes so I can not hit goog but there was a 3 headed monster/hound in Greek mythology who stood outside the gates to the underworld. His name was something like Cerebeus?
THE HOUNDS OF HELL
Meaning: Allegory for evil, or the pursuit by evil
Greek Myth: Again, in reference to Hades's kingdom, Cerberus was a dog who guarded the entrance to the netherworld. There weren't really any "hounds", but Cerberus is often depicted with three-sometimes fifty-heads.