Greek - Son of Callisto by Zeus. Husband of Erato. In some accounts Arcas shot a bear that turned out to be his mother. Hera changed Callisto and Arcas into bears and Zeus had them placed in the heavens as the Great Bear and the Little Bear. Another account says that his grandfather, Lycaon, killed Arcas and served his flesh to Zeus, who restored Arcas and turned Lycaon into a wolf. A similar story is told of Nyctimus, son of Lycaon. In some lore, occasionally known as Arcas, Nyctimus, Nyctimus or Lycaon.

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