Photographer's Note

Cerberus

Cerberus was a dog with three heads and a snake's tail, a hellish monster of ancient pagan mythology, son of Tifeo and Echidna.
Virgil (Aeneid, VI, 471-423) and Ovid (Metamorphosis, IV, 450-451) place him to guard the Avernus, to prevent the shadows from going out and the living from entering. The capture of him was the twelfth and last effort of Hercules.
Among the mythological and poetic characters he is the one whose specific characteristic is an unfulfilled hunger.
Although derived from the Virgilian Underworld, Cerberus takes on typically medieval connotations: it is a monstrous fair not only because it has three heads, but also for the human details (beard, hands, faces) on the dog's body.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20073 W: 130 N: 42373] (222991)
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  • Date Taken: 2022-06-14
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