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  • In the Harry Potter series, there is a Cerberus-like three-headed dog.
  • I thought I was dead and Cerberus had found me at the gates of the Underworld.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The sides of the thermos were enameled with red and yellow Ancient Greek scenes-a hero killing a lion; a hero lifting up Cerberus, the three-headed dog.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Cerberus, the guard dog of Hades, appeared out of the gloom—a three-headed rottweiler so big he made Mrs. O’Leary look like a toy poodle.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

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  • The giant three-headed dog Cerberus growled in the gloom, but he let them pass.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The three-headed dog, Cerberus, who was supposed to guard Hades’s door, was nowhere to be seen.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Cerberus, a beast cruel and monstrous, with three throats barks doglike above the people that are here submerged.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • For an instant Scarlett envisaged her trip to Atlanta and her conversation with Rhett with Mammy glowering chaperonage like a large black Cerberus in the background.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Cerberus did not bite at the honey cake.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Three joints were going, passing through the inner dark like the lambent eyes of some rotating Cerberus.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie

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  • No entry is possible without two things: one must pass by Cerberus, the three-headed dog who stands guard, and one must have the admission ticket (Aeneas’s Golden Bough).
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • For my own part, I was never so effectually deterred from frequenting a man’s house, by any kind of Cerberus whatever, as by the parade one made about dining me, which I took to be a very polite and roundabout hint never to trouble him so again.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • But a high tower told her how to go down to the world below, gave her coins for Charon and sops for Cerberus, and sped her on her way.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The porter in his lodge answers exactly to Cerberus in his den, and, like him, must be appeased by a sop before access can be gained to his master.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • I will be your Cerberus for the night.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Dost bay with two throats, Cerberus?
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • He must be one of the monsters who are said to be growing up in Rome—Apollos ravenous as Cerberus.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • No sooner landed, in his den they found The triple porter of the Stygian sound, Grim Cerberus, who soon began to rear His crested snakes, and arm’d his bristling hair.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • ’Great Hercules is presented by this imp, Whose club kill’d Cerberus, that three-headed canis; And when he was a babe, a child, a shrimp, Thus did he strangle serpents in his manus.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Shall packhorses And hollow pamper’d jades of Asia, Which cannot go but thirty mile a-day, Compare with Caesars, and with Cannibals, And Trojan Greeks? nay, rather damn them with King Cerberus; and let the welkin roar.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • Perceiving the necessity of doing something to disarm this female Cerberus, before his own purpose could be accomplished, the Doctor, reluctant as he was to encounter her tongue, found himself compelled to invite a colloquial communication.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • It must have been deserted by its usual Cerberus, for Mme. Giry entered without ceremony, holding a letter in her hand, and said hurriedly: "I beg your pardon, excuse me, gentlemen, but I had a letter this morning from the Opera ghost.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • Cerberus was half transparent, so he’s really hard to see until he’s close enough to kill you, but he acted like he didn’t care about us.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • I had to whistle for Mrs. O’Leary three times before she left Cerberus alone and ran after us.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • When Cerberus, the great worm, observed us he opened his mouths, and showed his fangs to us; not a limb had he that he kept quiet.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Aeneas went down into the underworld, crossed the dreadful river of the dead, threw a sop to the three-headed watchdog Cerberus, and conversed, at last, with the shade of his dead father.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Your Cerberus, if ye remember well, still bears his chin and his throat peeled for that.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Cerberus.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Cerberus.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • As the dog that barking craves, and becomes quiet when he bites his food, and is intent and fights only to devour it, such became those filthy faces of the demon Cerberus, who so thunders at the souls that they would fain be deaf.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Cerberus barked, but he sounded more excited than angry, like: Can I play too?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • I’d always imagined Cerberus as a big black mastiff.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • I held it up, and tried to channel happy dog thoughts toward Cerberus-Alpo commercials, cute little puppies, fire hydrants.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • I had Cerberus’s undivided attention.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Cerberus glared at me, unimpressed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Cerberus was now making a new kind of growl, deeper down in his three throats.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Before I could stop her, she raised the ball and marched straight up to Cerberus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • You want the ball, Cerberus?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Cerberus looked as stunned as we were.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • She threw Cerberus the ball.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Cerberus’s heads stopped fighting and looked at her.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Cerberus started to growl.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Cerberus whimpered, but he stayed where he was.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Cerberus wasn’t any less scary-looking from the back.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • She held up the tattered red ball, and probably came to the same conclusion I did-if she rewarded Cerberus, there’d be nothing left for another trick.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • We were about to bolt through the EZ DEATH line when Cerberus moaned pitifully from all three mouths.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Cerberus panted expectantly, the tiny red ball in pieces in a puddle of drool at its feet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • I didn’t need to speak dog to know Cerberus was still waiting for the ball.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Cerberus started to bark.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • I pretended not to see Annabeth wipe a tear from her cheek as she listened to the mournful keening of Cerberus in the distance, longing for his new friend.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
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