Cancer

Cancer

Cancer

Cancer, the Crab, is the fourth sign of the Zodiac and represents those born between June 20 to July 22.

Cancer in Mythology

Cancer was a creature sent by Hera to destroy Heracles, one of Zeus' illegitimate children whom she hated the most. This giant crab latched on to Heracles foot as he was battling the Hydra. He already had his hands full as everytime he cut off one of the Hydra's heads, two more grew in it's place. Before finishing off the Hydra, he turned his attention to the crab and crushed it.

The constellation of Cancer

As a reward for the crab's obedience and sacrifice, Hera placed it's image among the stars.

Cancer in Astrology

According to Astrology Cancer is considered a water sign and is one of the four cardinal signs, which are signs that indicate a change of season when the sun makes its annual passage into them.

See Also: Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Leo

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