Special Sub-Topic: Animal Lit 101
|What is the name of the mythological three-headed dog who guards the gates of Hell?|
Cerberus. Typhon and Echidna are Cerberus's parents. Tyr is the Germanic god of War. Cerberus guarded the gates of Hell. He let spirits enter the underworld but almost never let them leave.
|What are the names of the Siamese cats who help James Qwilleran solve mysteries?|
Koko and Yum Yum. Koko and Yum Yum are an integral part of Lilian Jackson Braun's 'The Cat Who' series.
|In George Orwell's 'Animal Farm', what is the name of the pig driven from the farm for challenging another pig's ideas?|
|In Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', what animal does Bottom dream himself to be?|
|In 'The Yearling', written by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, what is the name of the fawn Jody befriends?|
|After whom did Frank L. Baum, author of 'The Wizard of Oz', model the Cowardly Lion?|
|In Toni Morrison's novel 'Song of Solomon', which bird does Milkman Dead note is too heavy to fly because its own hang-ups weigh it down too much?|
peacock. According to Milkman, the peacock's tail (it's vanity) weighed it down too much. Dead believed that you have to give up that which weighs you down if you want to fly.
|In 'Their Eyes Were Watching God', written by Zora Neale Hurston, who is mortally wounded by a dog bite?|
|Before Minos claimed the throne of Crete, he prayed to Poseidon to send him what animal as a sign of approval from the gods?|
a white bull. Minos was supposed to sacrifice the bull to Poseidon but wanted it all for himself. Poseidon, angered by this, made Minos's wife, Pasiphus, fall in love with the bull. Their offspring was the minotaur, a horrible creature that was locked in a labyrinth constructed by Daedalus.
|What is the name of the rabid dog Atticus shoots in Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?|
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