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Hound of hell

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?

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.