Lore Ipsum: Pandareus and the Golden Hound
Hello! Today’s card follows the myth of Polycrates and his unnatural luck.
As always, this myth was recently recounted in vlog form by Dael Kingsmill, which i highly recommend you watch before you proceed to the card. I won’t be covering the whole myth in detail, only the aspects my cards drew from, and she tells it far better than i ever could. Let’s get started!
When Zeus was born, and was being raised by a she-goat (long story), a golden dog named Kuon Khryseos was created by Hephaestus and tasked with guarding the pair. Eventually the dog grew too old to watch them, so Zeus granted it a watchdog position at his temple in Crete. One day, a man named Pandareus happened to walk past the temple and spotted the golden dog, which he immediately proceeded to dognap. Zeus was not pleased with this, and summoned the help of all the gods to find the culprit. They found them pretty easily. As punishment, Pandareus was gifted eternal life, then a literal mountain was dropped on him.
The hound is a simple card. When it enters the battlefield (its early days) it watches over another creature, but then kinda loses its purpose. When it goes missing, everyone tries to find it (card by card).
Until next time!