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a son of Zeus and Callisto, the ancestor of the Arcadians who was set among the stars with his mother as the Little Bear and the Great Bear respectively.
Historical Examples

She saw him and recognized him as her son Arcas, grown to manhood.
The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911) Charles Mills Gayley

But before this happened, Callisto became the mother of a little boy named Arcas, who grew up to be a mighty hunter.
Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers

Her son Arcas, supposing the bear to be an ordinary beast, was about to shoot it, when Jupiter metamorphosed him into a he-bear.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

She was transformed into a bear as a penalty for having borne to Zeus a son, Arcas, the ancestor of the Arcadians.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1 Various

On the 23d the Agrippina was overhauled, and the two vessels ran together to the Arcas Keys.
Cruise and Captures of the Alabama Albert M. Goodrich

It was seventeen days from the time we doubled Cape Catoche, until we left the Arcas.
Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States Raphael Semmes

Unlike most Arcas, it spins a byssus, by means of which it attaches itself to the under surfaces of stones at low water.
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

In that form she was hunted by her son Arcas, who would have killed her had not Jupiter turned him into a he-bear.
1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described Edward S. Ellis

On the 5th of that month we got under way from the Arcas, giving ourselves five days in which to make the distance, under sail.
Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States Raphael Semmes

Birth of Arcas, and transformation of Calistho to a bear; and afterwards with Arcas to a constellation.
The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II Ovid


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