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Encyclopedia > Cerberus (constellation)

Cerberus was a constellation created by Hevelius. It was depicted as a three-headed snake that Hercules is holding in his hand. The constellation is no longer in use. Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Johannes Hevelius Johannes Hevelius or Johann Hewelke or Johannes Hewel (German) or Jan Heweliusz (Polish) (January 28, 1611-January 28, 1687) was an astronomer; called the founder of lunar topography. ... Hercules and Cacus, by Baccio Bandinelli, 1525 - 1534. ...

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Cerberus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1470 words)
In Greek mythology, Cerberus or Cerberos (Greek Κέρβερος, Kerberos, demon of the pit), was the hound of Hades—a monstrous three-headed dog (sometimes said to have 50 or 100 heads) with a snake for a tail and innumerable snake heads on his back.
In Monolith's Blood, Cerberus was the third act's boss, most likely this is an allusion to Divine Comedy, in which Cerberus resides in the third layer of Hell.
Cerberus is a Heavy Assault Ship of the Caldari Faction in the EVE Online MMORPG, and is currently disliked by certain members of the EVE Community who argue that it is comparatively underpowered and doesn't perform well in Player vs Player combat.
Star Tales – Cerberus (166 words)
It is depicted being held in the outstretched hand of Hercules, who overpowered Cerberus and dragged it from the Underworld to the surface as one of his labours.
The constellation was introduced by Johannes Hevelius in 1687, replacing the branch from the tree of the golden apples that had previously been depicted in the hand of Hercules.
Cerberus held in the grasp of Hercules, as shown on the Firmamentum Sobiescianum star atlas of Johannes Hevelius.
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