Apr 17, 2014

O is for Orthros #mythology #atozchallenge


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Unknown Greek Myth #15: Orthros
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Orthros was the two-headed dog that belonged to the beast, Geryon. His job was to guard his master's special herd of cattle, whose hides were very valuable. But when the hero Hercules showed up demanding the cattle be turned over to him, Orthros was killed in the struggle along with his master and the herdsman, Eurytion. Poor, Orthros.

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3 comments:

  1. A dog with two heads would definitely be useful as a watchdog - it can look and sniff in two directions at once!

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  2. Awww, the poor doggie. I am such a sap when it comes to animals dying in any story.

    ~Patricia Lynne~
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