300: Rise of an Empire Dog Names in Pop Culture
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.
300: Rise of an Empire Dog Name Considerations
The first 300 film has also often been touted as one of the best action films of the last few decades, with some film pundits comparing it to the likes of The Matrix in terms of how it revolutionized the genre. While 300: Rise of an Empire had some pretty big shoes to fill, many of the film's action sequences were praised by audiences and critics. While 300: Rise of an Empire didn't rise to the same heights of pop culture reverence that the first 300 film did, many fans of this film still consider it a must-see for fans of action films and sword and sandal epics.
Take your pup's personality into consideration as you look for the perfect name. If your dog is a little warrior, the name Artemisia would be a good fit. A dog with a regal and kingly attitude would wear Xerxes or Leonidas well.