In the middle of the big Zodiac Rilakkuma group is Cancer Rilakkuma!
Cancer is my sister’s sign, but I probably would’ve ordered this plushie regardless because he’s just too cute!
Cancer (♋) is represented by the crab, though hahaha looks like this Rilakkuma is more like a cooked crab – most crabs/lobsters only turn bright red after they’re cooked.
In Greek mythology, Karkinos (a crab) is thought to have distracted Hercules as he battled the Hydra. Though there are variations on the myth, one version claims that the crab pinched Hercules and was crushed by Hercules’ foot, and Hera rewarded its sacrifice by immortalizing it as a constellation in the sky.
Now, Cancer has been immortalized as a Rilakkuma plushie – awesome!
He is soooooooooo cute! I can’t wait to meet him.