Greek Mythology is filled to the brim with fantastical beasts of all shapes and sizes. You've got the infamous Lernean Hydra, a multi-headed serpent who could regrow multiple heads if one were cut off, the nigh-invincible Nemean Lion and Cerberus - the Guard Dog of the Underworld. While many of these magnificent creatures borrow a few physical traits from more mundane animals, there's only one Greek Mythological creature that's nearly identical to a normal dog. Her name is Laelaps and she's most famous for, among a number of other things, always faithfully remaining by her master's side - through thick and thin, through life and beyond death.Despite appearing to resemble a normal hound for the most part, Laelaps was heaven descent; in most versions of her telling, she was brought to the world of mortals by the Greek God of the Sky Zeus - technically making Laelaps an Olympian. In other versions of her story, Laelaps was born of the stars and was essentially a sentient, rogue comet that landed on Earth and started making friends. In any event, Laelaps' supernatural background is given as the reason for one of her most remarkable traits aside from her incredible loyalty - Laelaps was allegedly always able to capture any creature she was ordered to hunt by her master. This incredible ability actually got Laelaps into a bit of trouble once. Long ago, a Greek prince named Cephalus heard of Laelaps' incredible hunting abilities and wanted to put them to the test personally. In Cephalus' kingdom, there lived an inhumanly clever and agile creature known as the Teumessian fox - this creature was many times smarter and faster than the average fox, which is really saying something considering how notoriously tricky foxes are. The Teumessian fox was so deft, in fact, that it was believed that the creature had been blessed by the Gods to be impossible to capture. Prince Cephalus wanted to see which creature would win - the dog who allegedly always caught its prey or the fox that was said to be unobtainable. For longer than anyone was able to record, Laelaps chased the Teumessian fox around all of Greece - the dog never being able to catch her prey but the fox never being able to fully elude its pursuer. It's believed that the two went on this way until Zeus intervened and turned them both into constellations. Their story is meant to serve as a metaphor for quite literally running around in circles.. Probably the number one reason to give your dog a 300: Rise of an Empire name would be if you were a huge fan of the film that preceded it. Considering how prevalent that was film was, in terms of pop culture, as well as how much money it made, it's very likely that more than a few of our readers are massive fans of 300.. I went crazy early on in Rise of Empire trying to find the way to change my name in the game and select something other than the generic name that I had received, just like the ton of other players..