The expression "a sop to Cerberus" means paying an insignificant price in exchange for averting much discomfort.
This is derived from Greek Mythology.
Cerberus was the three headed dog who guarded the entrance to Tartarus, the Greek Underworld (also sometimes known as Hades). The feeding of cake to the monster allowed the dead to pass into the Underworld, therefore the expression.
A sop to Cerberus means to find a way around something or a way to avoid something.
In the tale of Cupid and Psyche she gives him a cookie and he accepts it. What a Sop to Cerberus means is to give a gift to very troublesome person.
A sop to Cerberus is when someone bribes you to do something •~•~•~•~•~•history•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~ Cerberus was a three headed dog and was a monster in Greek mythology. He guarded the gates of the underworld so only dead people could get in, however, he didn't go because he wanted to, he was bribed. A sop is a cake, or a honey cake. Cerberus was given this to come down to the underworld. Now, if you're not dead and want to go through the underworld, you can bribe him with honey cake and go through.
Cerberus (also Kerberos) was the three-headed dog that guarded the entrance to Hades, the infernal region in classical mythology. Ancient Greeks and Romans used to put a slice of cake in the hands of their dead to help pacify Cerberus on the way. This custom gave rise to the idiom "to give a sop to cerberus" meaning to give a gift to quiet a troublesome person.
If a person is being troublesome you could offer him a bribe to lessen his effect on the situation. To throw a sop to Cerbrus. This was used in ancient myths as the sop being a bribe to distract the guardian of the underworld so one could sneak past.
Cerberus has one brother, the Hydra
No, Cerberus was immortal.
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