Wednesday, June 13, 2012

D3. The ancient Egyptians called this constellation Scarabeus (for the sacred scarab beetle). In Greek mythology, it represented a creature sent by the goddess Hera to distract Hercules while he fought the Lernean Hydra, one of his Twelve Labours. In one version of the story, Hercules kicked it into the sky, where it resides. What is the constellation called in English?

A. Cancer