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"Well -- yeah -- how many three-headed dogs d'yeh meet, even around Hogwarts? So I told him, Fluffy's a piece o' cake if yeh know how to calm him down, jus' play him a bit o' music an' he'll go straight off ter sleep --"
-- Hagrid (PS17)

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The Muggle name for the sleepless three-headed dog who according to mythology guards the gates of Hades is "hellhound." The three-headed dog's name was Cerberus, and the only time when he was ever overcome save by brute force was when the great musician Orpheus sang him to sleep.

 

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