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Cerberus - Orpheus vs. Hades

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Orpheus vs. Hades

Case Description: Complainant (Orpheus) accuses Defendant (Hades) of irresponsible pet ownership. When Orpheus descended into the Underworld to attempt to rescue Eurydice, he snuck by Cerberus by entrancing the hellhound with a beautiful song. Now that Orpheus has died, he's a permanent resident of the Land of the Dead. The trouble is that every time he starts playing, Cerberus shows up on his lawn. (Note: Hellhounds aren't particularly easy on lawns. Flaming poo takes its toll.)

Case Status: Dismissed. Hades is the king, so his dog can drop flaming poo wherever it wants.

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