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A hell hound is a hound from Hades (The Greek god of the underworld). It is from many cultural backgrounds, but its most remembered from Greek mythology. A hell hound is a dog of Hell, found in mythology, Folklore and its also seen in fiction. Hell hounds typically have features such as black fur color, glowing red eyes, super strength and/or speed, ghostly or phantom characteristics, and sometimes even the ability to talk. Hell hounds are often associated with the element of fire and may have fire-based abilities and appearances, Hell hounds appear out of nowhere suddenly and have been known to vanish in a blink of an eye. They are often assigned to guard the entrances to the world of the dead, such as graveyards and Indian burial grounds, or undertake other duties related to the afterlife or the supernatural, such as hunting down lost souls or guarding a supernatural treasure. There is a legend, it tells that if one happened to see the hellhound three times, he or she will die an abrupt and unseen death.
The most famous hell hound is Cerberus, who guards the entrance to the under world. He has three heads, a tail or mane (depends on version of myth) of snake(s), and is tall enough to make men feel like ants. Cerberus also has a brother, Orthrus, who has two heads. And what else? They were said to bring the souls of the dead or dying to Hades. It is said that hell hounds have the ability to shadow travel, the ability to travel through shadows. Hell hounds are considered evil because they work for Hades/Devil.
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