Callisto and her son Arcas transformed as the Great Bear and the Bear Warden.
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Callisto and her son Arcas
Callisto was a river goddess. Callisto was the favorite companion of
the moon goddess Diana
. She used to
accompany Diana on the hunt.
One day the god
saw the beautiful Callisto and fell in love with her. They had a boy named Arcas. Jupiter's wife Juno was mad and
changed Callisto into a bear.
One day, Arcas shot an arrow at Callisto because he thought she was a bear.At the last moment, just before the arrow struck, Jupiter tossed Callisto and her son Arcas into the heavens as the star formations Ursa Major and Bootes. Ursa Major is known as the Great Bear, with Bootes, the Bear Warden. Arcas is always standing next to her.
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