Teumessian Fox

The Teumessian Fox was a giant fox sent by the gods to ravage the countryside of Thebes as punishment for some crime. Creon, regent of Thebes, commanded Amphitryon destroy the fox; an impossible task for the beast was destined never to be caught. The hero solved the problem by setting the magical dog Laelaps on the trail, for it was destined to always catch its quarry. Zeus, faced with a paradox of fate, an uncatchable fox being pursued by an inescapable dog, turned the pair to stone, so freezing their contest in time.

Killed by: Zeus

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