- 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.
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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
She was transformed into a bear as a penalty for having borne to Zeus a son, Arcas, the ancestor of the Arcadians.
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
It was seventeen days from the time we doubled Cape Catoche, until we left the Arcas.