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Cerberus is a big, crazy hellhound with three doggy heads, lion claws, and a mane of snakes. So, yeah, there weren't a lot of folks lining up to adopt him at the pound. Luckily for Cerberus, he was adopted by Hades, Lord of the Dead, who loves every inch of his hellish body. Cerberus is now gainfully employed as the watchdog of the Underworld, where he makes sure that no ghosts ever try to break out of their gloomy home. Aw, we love happy endings.

Basic Information

NicknameKerberos, Poochy Woochy
Current cityThe Underworld

Work & Education

OccupationUnderworld Watchdog
EducationPersephone's Obedience School (drop out)


Political viewsHades for King of the Gods

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsTyphon (Dad), Echidna (Mom)
SiblingsOrthrus, the two-headed hound (I win!)
FriendsHades (Hades is a hellhound's best friend)
Orpheus (Orpheus might not feel the same way, but Cerberus still dreams of the time the lyre guy played for him)
EnemiesHeracles (Cerberus still growls when he thinks about the time this guy dog-napped him)
Charon (he's always throwing rocks at Cerberus when he rows his boat past him—not cool)


Relationship statusSingle
Interested inLady dogs (but they're totally freaked out by him)


Quotations"Every dog has its day."
– Proverb

"A dog is not almost-human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such."
– John Holmes

"All right. Have it your own way. Road to Hell paved with unbought stuffed dogs."
– Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

"I'm on the highway to Hell."
BooksThe Call of the Wild by Jack London
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Pet Sematary by Stephen King 
"Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (Cerberus hearts Fenrir Greyback)
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
"Acquainted With the Night" by Robert Frost
"Dream-Land" by Edgar Allan Poe
Cujo by Stephen King
MusicCrystal Mountain by Death
Brutal Remains by Cerberus
How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? (Poor Cerberus. If only people sang that song about him.)
Fenrir by Mythos 
Highway to Hell by AC/DC
Who Let the Dogs Out? by the Baha Men
Anything played on a lyre—it reminds Cerberus of the time Orpheus played for him.
Best in Show (They never let him enter these shows!)
Marley and Me
Old Yeller (Why do all these dog movies end so sadly?)
Benji the Hunted
Pet Sematary
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Turner and Hooch
TV ShowsDog Whisperer with Cesar Milan
Bad Dog!
Ghost Hunters
Scooby Doo

Activities & Interests

LikesGhost hunting
Chew toys
Milk bones
Fresh meat
Honey cakes
Peeing On Things
Society for Composite Animal Rights
Frisbee Lovers
Dog Lovers

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