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In Greek mythology a crow is sent to fetch water for Apollo, but it rests instead. After finally getting the water in a cup, it takes back a water snake as well as an excuse. Apollo saw through this fraud, and angrily cast the crow, cup, and snake, into the sky. The constellations of Crater the cup, Corvus the crow and Hydra the water snake are identified with this myth.

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