May 26, 2005

*What's Your Sign: Cancer

(Previously, Gemini)

Cancer, or the Crab, actually has nothing to do with Zeus's sexual adventures. Instead, it is Hera's handiwork. Hercules was sent to kill a nasty water snake with nine heads, and of course did so. Hera tried to help the snake, though, by sending a huge crab to fight Hercules. The crab managed to pinch Hercules on the heel before being crushed underfoot. Exciting, eh? Valiant enough an effort that Hera made a constellation for it.

Posted by Jennifer at May 26, 2005 03:00 PM


That's all I am? A bit of shell stuck to Hercules' heal? Damn woman! Thanks a lot!

Posted by: Oorgo at May 26, 2005 06:45 PM

I think Hera messed up big on this one. I know a lot about cancer and a lot about crabs and they really have nothing to do with each other.

Except for crabs with cancer, of course.

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2005 06:55 PM