Cerberus Pictures

Here are some Cerberus pictures. As you know, he is usually represented as a three headed dog which has a snake's tale and a mane of live serpents. The three heads are interpreted as representing either the past, the present and the future, or the three ages of man (youth, maturity and old age).

Here is a "true to life" representation of the hideous dog.
Cerberus


Cerberus

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Dubisch, Mike
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Sometimes Cerberus the three headed dog is represented seated near his master, Hades.
Hades and Persephone Seated in the Underworld, with Cerebus Before Them


Hades and Persephone Seated in the Underworld, with Cerebus Before Them

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Hades in Greek Mythology: the Ruler of the Infernal Regions


Hades in Greek Mythology: the Ruler of the Infernal Regions

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Hades / Dis / Pluto


Hades / Dis / Pluto Giclee Print
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Hercules had to fight and tame the dog...
Hercules and Cerberus, circa 1634


Hercules and Cerberus, circa 1634

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Zurbarán,...
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Cerberus Tamed by Hercules


Cerberus Tamed by Hercules Giclee Print
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...and then he brought the monster to king Eurystheus...
Hercules: The Twelfth Labour


Hercules: The Twelfth Labour

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, Carlegle
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...who was so afraid that he hid in a jar!
Archaic Ionian Hydria Depicting Heracles Bringing Cerberus to Eurystheus, 530 BC


Archaic Ionian Hydria Depicting Heracles Bringing Cerberus to Eurystheus, 530 BC

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Orpheus managed to make Cerberus fall asleep when he played his lyre.
Orpheus and Cerberus


Orpheus and Cerberus

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In Dante Alighieri's Inferno, in Canto VI, Cerberus is ripping apart the gluttons.

Cerberus and the gluttons
Cerberus in Dante's Inferno

For more info about Cerberus the three headed dog, click here.

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