The Teumessian Fox, who was destined never to be caught, was creating havoc in Thebes, and Laelaps the hound, who was destined to always catch his prey, was sent after the fox. When the two met, their destinies were never fulfilled. Zeus intervened and turned the two beasts into stones and cast them into the stars. This painting captures the two as their bodies twist in motion to create the infinity symbol (∞), for their game of fleeing and pursuit is endless.
Tags: Greek mythology myth