Laelaps

Greek - A marvellous dog. This dog was originally given by Zeus to Europa when he carried her off to Crete and was later given by Procris to Cephalus on their marriage. Amphitryon used this dog, which always caught any animal it chased, to hunt the Cadmeian Vixen, an animal that could never be caught. This impossible situation was resolved when Zeus turned both animals into stone. In some accounts, the dog was one of the pack that turned on Actaeon and tore him to pieces. Others say that they were different dogs. In some references, identified as Laelaps, Lailaps, Lailaps, Lelaps or Lelaps.

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