Wiki Caprica
Wiki Caprica
Cancer Constellation
Name Cancer
Colony Name Canceron
Zodiac Fourth sign - Crab
Examples Canceron
Canceron Hydras (pyramid team)

Cancer is the ancient name for the colony of Canceron in the Battlestar Galactica universe. In astrology, it is the fourth sign of the zodiac, represented by the Crab.

The Colony

The Twelve Colonies were founded by tribes from Kobol, the birthplace of humanity. Two thousand years prior to the present (42YR), a disaster of a now forgotten nature forced the tribes to abandon their home. They journeyed to the Cyrannus Star System (a cluster of two binary systems) located two thousand light years away from Kobol. Cancer was the original name of the colony of Canceron.


Cancer (Latin: "Crab") is the fourth sign of the zodiac, governing the period from about June 22 to about July 22. Its representation as a crab (or lobster or crayfish) is relegated to the crab. . . that pinched Heracles while he was fighting the Lernaean hydra. Crushed by Heracles, the crab was rewarded by Heracles’ enemy, Hera, by being placed in the heavens.[1]


See Also


  1. Cancer at the Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved on October 18, 2017.