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Title Hound of Hell
Relations Hades (Owner/Companion)
Affiliation House of Hades
Voice Solo, Higgins, Regis, Marzipan
Infernal watch-dog Cerberus regards the Underworld Prince with mixed emotions, from purest joy to deepest melancholy.
~ Narrator

Cerberus is a massive three-headed dog charged with guarding the gates of the Underworld to prevent the dead from escaping. He is a magnificent beast, companion of Hades and Zagreus.

When Zagreus left the House for the first time, Cerberus threw a tantrum that wrecked the House's lounge area.

Once Zagreus reaches the Temple of Styx, Cerberus guards its exit. Zagreus must find a Satyr Sack, Cerberus's favorite snack, as a bribe to leave the area.


If given Nectar, Cerberus gives Zagreus the Old Spiked Collar.

Zagreus can pet him at any time in the House.

Cerberus' affinity gauge maxes out at 9 hearts.


To complete Cerberus' favor, he must be pet at least 20 times. (Pets given before the final favor lock was added to the game are not counted, so fortunately you must pet him another 20 times)

Petting him 10 times earns the Three-Headed Boy achievement, which is an indicator that you're at least halfway there.

Codex entry

'...The fearsome multi-headed hound of hell is really not so bad as his deserved reputation otherwise would lead you to believe. Yes, the massive beast has feasted on no short supply of interlopers to the Underworld, or on those attempting to escape. However, tales of the number of his heads are oft exaggerated, and in his old age, his temperament has grown much more relaxed. Indeed, he seems one of the sole sources of comfort for the House's grim Master. The fact that Cerberus now frequently rests at his Master's side also suggests the Underworld has new vulnerabilities, a source of some concern to the Lord Hades, who understandably takes pride in his domain's imposing reputation.'

Cerberus Quotes

For quotes and dialogue regarding Cerberus, please refer to Cerberus/Quotes.


Additional notes

For additional information on Cerberus that does not pertain to Hades, see Wikipedia's article: Cerberus