Pluto by Dominik Auliczek, circa 1778. Nymphenberg Gardens, Bavaria, Germany. Photograph by Martin van den Bogaerdt, October 2011

This statue is frequently mis-identified as Neptune or Poseidon, because of the misleading trident. But, crouched next to the figure’s right leg, is an important piece of evidence…

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Cerberus, the three-headed hound. Close-up by Brian J. McMorrow, October 2006

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