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Cerberus

Profile

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

Name

Cerberus

Nickname

Kerberos, Poochy Woochy

Sex

Male

Current city

The Underworld

Work & Education

Occupation

Underworld Watchdog

Education

Persephone's Obedience School (drop out)

Beliefs

Political views

Hades for King of the Gods

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Typhon (Dad), Echidna (Mom)

Siblings

Orthrus, the two-headed hound (I win!)

Children

None

Friends

Hades (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)

Enemies

Heracles (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)

Relationships

Relationship status

Single

Interested in

Lady dogs (but they're totally freaked out by him)

Favorites

TV Shows

Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan
Bad Dog!
Ghost Hunters
Scooby Doo

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."
– AC/DC

Books

The 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

Music

Crystal 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.

Movies

Frankenweenie
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
Cujo
Beethoven
Pet Sematary
Hellboy
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Turner and Hooch

Activities & Interests

Likes

Ghost hunting
Chew toys
Milk bones
Fresh meat
Honey cakes

Interests

Cynology
Thanatology
Guarding

Groups

Monsters
Society for Composite Animal Rights
Frisbee Lovers
Dog Lovers