Cerberus, a three-headed dog. Its purpose was two-fold: to keep the dead from escaping and the living from entering. After passing through the gate, the deceased would cross the River Styx with the ferryman Charon, to reach the final destination, which was overseen by Hades/Pluto. We're crossing Styx on a bridge, so I guess Charon is morosely unemployed. But I was grateful that the park rangers had restrained Cerberus somewhere away from us tourists.
Photo run through Paint.net's "autolevel" routine for contrast and saturation. May 9, 2013. FlashEarth Location.
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