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Laelaps and teumessian by 170294-d88tywy

Teumessian Fox was a giant fox sent by Dionysos to plague the city state of Thebes by preying on its children as punishment for a crime. The fox was destined never to be caught. Eventually King Kreon charged Amphitryon to find a solution. Amphitryon decided the only way to catch something that supposedly could never be caught is to send something that always catches its prey thus the obvious solution was to use Laelaps.  As Teumessian Fox and Laelaps were paradoxes of one another, Zeus in his ultimate wisdom turned them to stone and set them in sky as the costellations Canis Major which was Laelaps and Canis Minor which was the Teumessian Fox.

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Ekhidna & Typhon

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