- Classical Mythology. a daughter of Aeolus who committed suicide at her father's command because of her incestuous relations with her brother Macareus.
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Like Chaucer's Canace, of sleep "She was full mesurable, as women be."Brother Copas
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Canace, daughter of olus, beloved by Macareus; see Ovid, Her.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)
Canace, too, delights in wandering in the forest in the early morning.Chaucer and His Times
Grace E. Hadow
He is Canace's lover, who is to fight in the lists against her brothers Cambalo and Algarsif, and win her.
Now these three brothers were the champions chosen by Canace's wooers to challenge Cambello.Tales from Spenser; Chosen from the Faerie Queene