Cancer, the crab that was turned into a sign of the zodiac for biting Heracles in the foot at the behest of Hera while fighting the Hydra (Eratosth. Katasterismoi 11). The Alexandrian month of Karkinon (Καρκινών) was named after it.
 Epic poet
C. of Naupactus, epic poet of the archaic period. In Paus. 10,38,11 C. is named, with reference to Cha…