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Cerberos [r]: A mythical dog or hound, with either three heads (or fifty heads -- depending on different versions) that lived in Tartaros. The final labor of Heracles was to capture Cerberos and lead him to the world of the living, according to Greek mythology. [e]

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Photo of a painting with women.
Greek mythology has numerous characters besides the three-headed hound Cerberos. Greek mythology is populated with gods and goddesses, humans, creatures, hybrids, mystical forces and weird creatures such as multi-headed canines. These stories have been a vital part of Western civilization and have been source material for Renaissance painters such as Correggio. Pictured: Leda and the Swan.Painting circa 1532.