Cancer Constellation

The Cancer constellation is one of many in the Zodiac. To have a Cancer star sign, your birth date needs to be between the 21st of June and the 22nd of July. You can see the Cancer constellation from the Northern Hemisphere in early spring, it is visible best in March at approximately 9 pm. Did you know that Cancer is Latin for crab? It looks like an upsidedown Y.

The Story of Cancer Constellation 

In Greek times, when Hercules was fighting the many-headed Hydra, a crab appeared, sent by the goddess, Hera. The crab bit Hercule’s foot, however, Hercules crushed it to pieces. Then the goddess Hera placed the crab along the stars as a reward for its faithful service and made Hercules her sworn enemy.

 


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Cancer Constellation — 1 Comment

  1. Well done Sophie. I had no idea that Cancer is Latin for Crab or that the crab was killed by Hercules.
    Great to be learning with you.

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