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Canoʹpus

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The Egyptian god of water. The Chaldeans worshipped fire, and sent all the other gods a challenge, which was accepted by a priest of Canoʹpus. The Chaldeans lighted a vast fire round the god Canopus, when the Egyptian deity spouted out torrents of water and quenched the fire, thereby obtaining the triumph of water over fire.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Canon Law
Canonical
Canonical Dress
Canonical Epistles
Canonical Hours
Canonical Obedience
Canonical Punishments
Canonicals
Canopic Vases
Canopus
Canopy
Canossa
Cant
Cantabrian Surge
Cantāte Sunday
Canteen
Canterbury
Canterbury Tales
Canting Crew (The)
Canucks

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Canopus