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Heracles battles the triple Geryon across the corpse of Orthrus, on a 6th-century krater
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In Greek mythology, Orthrus (also called Orthros, Orthos, Orthus, Orth and Orphus) was a two-headed dog and a doublet of Cerberus, both whelped by the chthonic monster Echidne by Typhon. "Orthus has a phallic name that means 'Upright-erect' and is a herm-like figure; and as for his two heads, presumably one looked backward."[1] A krater (Greek κρατηρ, from the Greek verb κεραννυμι, to mix. ... Species see text Orthrus is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). ... Diversity 553 genera, 5025 species Genera See List of Salticidae genera Wikispecies has information related to: Salticidae The jumping spiders (family Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and over 5,000 species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species. ... The Oricoli bust of Zeus, King of the Gods, in the collection of the Vatican Museum. ... Heracles and the Lernaean Hydra by Gustave Moreau: The Hydra is perhaps the best known mythological multi-headed animal, also popularised in many fantasy settings. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog is a mammal in the order Carnivora. ... Cerberus - Watercolour by William Blake In Greek mythology, Cerberus or Kerberos (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 serpentine mane. ... In mythology chthonic (from Greek χθονιος-pertaining to the earth; earthy) designates, or pertains to, gods or spirits of the underworld, especially in Greek mythology. ... In the most ancient layers of Greek mythology Echidna (ekhis, meaning she viper) was called the Mother of All Monsters. Echidna was described by Hesiod as a female monster spawned in a cave, who mothered with her mate Typhoeus or Typhon every major monster in the Greek mythos, (Theogony, 295... Chalcidian black-figure hydria of Typhon fighting Zeus, c. ... In ancient Greece, before his role as protector of merchants and travelers, Hermes was a phallic god, associated with fertility, luck, roads and borders. ...


He was owned by the three-bodied Titan, Geryon. Orthrus and his master, Eurytion, were charged with guarding Geryon's herd of red cattle in the "sunset" land of Erytheia ("red one"), one of the islands of the Hesperides in the far west of the Mediterranean. Heracles eventually slew Orthrus, Eurytion, and Geryon, before taking the red cattle to complete his tenth labor. In Greek mythology, the Titans (Greek Τιτάν, plural Τιτάνες) were a race of powerful deities that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. ... In Greek mythology, Geryon (Geryones,Geyron), son of Chrysaor and Callirhoe, was a fearsome titan who dwelt on the island Erytheia of the mythic Hesperides in the far west of the Mediterranean. ... In Greek mythology, Eurytion referred to three different people. ... For the ancient Greek city Hesperides see Benghazi. ... For the ancient Greek city Hesperides see Benghazi. ... Hercules, a Roman bronze (Louvre Museum) For other uses, see Heracles (disambiguation). ... Hercules and the Hydra by Antonio Pollaiuolo The Twelve Labours (Greek: dodekathlos) of Heracles (Latin: Hercules) are a series of archaic episodes connected by a later continuous narrative, concerning a penance carried out by Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes. ...


Orthrus was one among Echidna's fearsome brood listed in Hesiod, Theogony (306ff). He sired with her further chthonic monstrous creatures: the Chimera, the Sphinx (Iliad ix.664), the Lernaean Hydra, and even, Hesiod says, the Nemean lion. Bust, traditionally thought to be Seneca, now identified by some as Hesiod. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Theogony Wikisource has original text related to this article: Theogony (in Greek) Theogony is a poem by Hesiod describing the origins of the gods of ancient Greek religion. ... In Greek mythology, the Chimera (Greek Χίμαιρα (Chímaira); Latin Chimaera) is a monstrous creature made of the parts of multiple animals. ... The Great Sphinx of Giza, with the Pyramid of Khafre in the background For other uses, see Sphinx (disambiguation). ... The Iliad (Ancient Greek , Ilias) is, together with the Odyssey, one of two ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer, a supposedly blind Ionian poet. ... The 16th-century German illustrator has been influenced by the Beast of Revelation in his depiction of the Hydra. ... The Nemean Lion was a vicious monster in Greek mythology that lived in Nemea. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Carl A. P. Ruck and Danny Staples, The World of Classical Myth, 1994, p 178.

Carl A. P. Ruck is a professor in the Classical Studies department at Boston University. ...

References

  • Graves, Robert, 1960. The Greek Myths, ch. 34. Graves makes highly speculative connection of these creatures with the calendar.
  • Karl Kerenyi, 1951. The Gods of the Greeks, p. 52.

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In Greek mythology, Orthrus (also called Orthros, Orthos, Orthus, Orth and Orphus) was a two-headed dog, serpent-tailed dog and the brother of Cerberus, both whelped by the chthonic monster Echidna by Typhon.
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