The Netherealm Hound
There was going to be a dog character in MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero.
But, having played through the whole game I can say he is not in there.
Could he be hidden, and somehow I missed him? Was he going to be
in there but then had to be scrapped due to time limits?
Perhaps Shinnok was going to turn into him at the end of
the game, but they instead turned him into that horrible beast at the last minute. Or
is he a fake? Did John Tobias draw him, not having any intention
of putting him into the game? Is it possible that plans for the hound
character had to be put aside when another software company threatened
One things for certain: There is a hound character in Greek mythology
named Cerberus (Kerberos in Roman mythology). He is the Guardian of the Underworld (equivalent
of the Netherealm). Cerberus has three heads and the tail of a dragon.
He permits all spirits to enter but none to leave. I didn't know much about Cerberus, but I have a friend from Greece named Sapfarah who has divulged
some information on him! Read on...
The Roman Kerberos is slightly different... "Guarding the gates of Hades is the bronze-voiced hound, who eats raw
flesh and has fifty heads and on his back the heads of all sorts of snakes." You can find a picture of him here.
- So, I see you already know he's got three heads and a dragon (actually snake-like) tail.
- He's pitch black and comes from a family of fearsome beasts much like himself... Poor Subby, hope he stands!
- Cerberus' parents were the monster Echinda (half-woman, half-serpent) and Typhon (a fire-breathing giant covered with dragons and serpents). Even the gods of Olympus were afraid of Typhon.
- He lives on raw flesh and is the guardian at the gates of Hades.
- He was a ferocious creature, making sure no lost soul left the Underworld/Hades.
- Only two mortals passed by him. Hercules passed by him, only because Hades gave him permission and because Cerberus was asleep.
- The other mortal passed twice by him unharmed, it was a legendary singer Orpheus who mesmerised him with his song... (everyone just kinda froze when they heard this guy's music :)
- Neither of them were dead yet when they entered Hades
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