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Orthrus

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"Orthrus"
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Details
Type(s)
Beast
Source
Greek mythology
Scale
Medium
Other names
Orthus
Similar creature(s)
Cerberus


The orthrus is a large two-headded dog, capable of breathing fire.

Source[edit | edit source]

Orthrus is the offspring of Typhon and Echidna. The Othrus' siblings are the Hydra, Cerberus, Sphinx and Chimera. The earliest mention is by Hesiod around 700 BC.

Media[edit | edit source]

The orthrus appear in the following media:

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