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(Λαῖλαψ/Laîlaps, ‘hurricane’).

[German version]

[1] Dog of Cephalus

The dog of Cephalus, inescapable because of its swiftness. L. is turned to stone during the chase (Ov. Met. 7,771ff.; Hyg. Fab. 189; Serv. Aen. 6,445).

[German version]

[2] Dog of Actaeon

Dog of Actaeon that, together with the rest of a pack of hounds, attacks and kills his master who has been transformed into a stag by Artemis (Ov. Met. 3,211; Hyg. Fab. 181).

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Frey, Alexandra (Basle), “Laelaps”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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