Intro and Visual description
Dim stars on the back of Hydra; shape of a cup.
Origin and History
Crater is included in the ancient star catalogs of Eudoxos of Knidos, Aratos of Soli, and Ptolemy.
Skylore, Literature and Culture
The drinking cup of Apollo, god of art and wisdom, who carried the sun across the sky every day. When Corvus, Apollo’s crow, refused to go for water to ease his thirst, Apollo placed the cup of water just in front of him where he could see it but never drink from it, though he chase it endlessly.