Cadmeian Vixen

Greek - An animal sent to ravage Thebes. This animal, sent by Dionysus or Hera, could not be caught by any other animal. When Amphitryon undertook to catch it he used Laelaps, the dog of Cephalus, which always caught any animal it chased. This impossible position was resolved when Zeus turned both animals to stone. On occassion, called Cadmeian Vixen, Cadmean Vixen, Cadmean Vixen, Teumessian Vixen or Teumessian Vixen.

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