Cerberus etymology?

From here:

So… Hades, the god of the Underworld, named his dog ‘Spot’?

Nice. :slight_smile:

Yes. I’ve read this elsewhere.
In this famous Greek vase Kerberos isn’t depicted as spotted, but the snakes attached to him* are.

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*Snakes are a common attribute of “underworld” figures. I know of no text that describes Kerberos as being covered by snakes, Medusa-like, but you can see it in depictions like this