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Cerberus is a three headed dog in Greek Mythology. It's the guardian of the Hell Gate of Hades'es. In the Divine Comedy, ( an ancient poem by Dante Alighieri) it is said that Cerberus is on the third floor on Hell... then who guards on the first floor??? Well, that's a mystery.. (Maybe because it has three heads!) Ok, let's leave that nonsense behind and get to the art!
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Step 1: : Materials

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The only thing you need is a sheet of paper! No need glue or scissor! Use brown colored papers, light brown or dark is fine. You can try black colors (But I rarely see a black cerberus).

Step 2: : Bird Base

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If you already know how to make it, you can skip this step if you want to. First fold the paper into half, then fold into half again. Squash-fold on of the layer and do the same on the other side. And there! You go t the Preliminary Base! Then do a petal fold- pull the tip of the layer up! Do the same on the other side

Step 3: : The Main Base

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Fold down the Bird Base. There will be a line mark. Fold down the tip of the base up to that line. Unfold. Then sink-fold. Fold up again. Fold down up to the sink line. Fold it to the right (sorry there's no picture of it) so the upper layer will be force to fold down. Unfold. Repeat on the other side. Repeat these steps on the other three sides. (You must have a lot of patients..)
dseville3 years ago
sorry but step 3 picture 6 is hard
SewWhat!!5 years ago
Is there another way or perhaps a bit more clear way to explain "Fold it to the right (sorry there's no picture of it) so the upper layer will be force to fold down." For I have been having trouble with that part for awhile. 
w1l50n1404 (author)  SewWhat!!5 years ago
 It's like you make a reverse kite fold. Don't worry, I'll make a video of this origami after my exam's finished. Please be patient.
Yay! Thank you very much!!
w1l50n1404 (author)  SewWhat!!5 years ago
Here's the video, please give me more detail of your problems if this video can't help you.
Very helpful, thanks
Thank you very much for the vid! I'm going to try and make it again soon :D thanks once again!
knguyen-14 years ago
This is a nice video and all but, i could'nt see the folds well and i pretty much messed up because your hand was blocking the way.Try not to block anything.
ya this a big problem for an otherwize nice instructable
do u have the link to the diagrams? or did u make it yourself? if u have a link can u plz send it to me?
w1l50n1404 (author)  bobthebuilder655 years ago
I make it myself though, and I'm trying to make diagrams of all my origamis with drawing programs in my comp but I don't understand how to do it. So I'll try hand drawings..
ok thanks
iadel6 years ago
This is a very good guide to making this piece, but there is a very not specific part that is VERY confusing. It would be most helpful if "Fold it to the right (sorry there's no picture of it) so the upper layer will be force to fold down" was more specific. I would be MUCH less confused if what "it" or "the upper layer" was in this sentence. Thanks!
He means to sink fold the tip.
agreed. being specific is a good thing.
cornrun6 years ago
i think fenrir guards the first floor and then i think its orthrus on the second floor. im not really sure
w1l50n1404 (author)  cornrun6 years ago
Maybe you're right about orthrus, because he have two-heads- maybe he's Cerberus brother. But Fenrir, that is Norwegian Mythology..
WRONG! Norse mythology. hehehee Norwegian is, however, one of the places where Norse beliefs were prevalent.
w1l50n1404 (author)  Father Christmas6 years ago
Whatever.. I'm not good on those mythology! I only studied the Ragnarok and that's all..
Well, I just figured it best to share a bit of knowledge! Now you know more than you already did!
Crane19896 years ago
The pdf is broken!
w1l50n1404 (author)  Crane19896 years ago
i didn't see that coming.. Sorry about that
The last few pictures were blurry. But that was awesome!
Speidumb6 years ago
Good 'ible! Great job describing all the really annoying complex origami steps, and great job taking lots of photos. Next time, try using the Macro function on your camera (it usually looks like a flower) - it'll make those close up shots nice and crisp. Keep up the good origami-ing.
w1l50n1404 (author)  Speidumb6 years ago
Thanks! I'll try that on my next instructables