7 In mythology, the goddess Diana (a Roman analogue to the Greek goddess Artemis) is the goddess of wildlife and the hunt. As such, Diana often is depicted accompanied by deer, hunting hounds or both. In many works of art, the dogs by Diana's side are greyhounds.
8 Readers can find dozens of references to dogs in the King James Bible, but there's only one mention of a specific breed. Proverbs 30:29–31 describes four creatures that move in a "comely" manner: lions, greyhounds, male goats and kings. However, other translations replace greyhounds with roosters in the verse.
9 You may hear that greyhounds can't sit, but that's not quite true. Greyhounds are physically capable of sitting, but their musculature makes the position uncomfortable and unnatural for them. So you can train your greyhound to sit for a treat, but he won't like it. And you'll rarely see a greyhound sit down on its own volition.