A friend of mine recently sent me this hilarious bit from mythology, which reminds me that what we think we know about ancient stories, including in scripture, is not what we might think.
If you ever think mythology is boring …
Just remember that Cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the Underworld, comes from the root Indo-European word ќerberos, which evolved into the same-spelled Greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from Greek to Latin. ќerberos means “spotted.”
Hades, Lord of the dead, literally named his pet dog Spot.
I will never look at a dog named Spot the same way again.