if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit
just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin
ḱerberos means “spotted”
hades, lord of the dead, literally fucking named his pet dog spot
Please tell me this is true.
I HOPE SO.
if one chooses to believe wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerberus#Etymology
apparently there’s also a chance his name basically meant ‘Growler’ or like “Growly”. Grumpy McGrumblepants, to his friends.