Our rustic Arcus is not a perfectly pretty bear, but heavens knows his face is full of personality!
Arcus, The Little Bear! Measuring at a height of 8 inches and at his base a width of almost 8 inches as well. He is hand carved from a single piece of pine and wood burned for the dark accents of his paws and ears. Our rustic Arcus is not a perfectly pretty bear, but heavens knows his face is full of personality!
And here is his story!
In the lands of ancient Greece legend says that the king of their gods, Zeus fell in love with a beautiful huntress and that she bore him a son whom she named Arcas.
However, Zeus’s wife, Hera, found out about her husbands wanderings and turned this huntress into a bear. The huntresses son in time became a great hunter and one day was on the trail of a large brown bear. The hunt went on for days, with the mother never straying far from her son as she was so drawn to him by her mothers love. Finally he saw her and drew back his bow. True in his aim, Arcus could not know that his arrow was about to draw the blood of his own mother!
Zeus always watching saw the his loves life was in grave danger and on seeing Arcas’ arrow fly towards its intended target Zeus whisked both of them skywards saving the life of his love! Forever placing them in the heavens as Ursa Major or The Big Bear, with Arcas becoming the adjacent Ursa Minor, The Little Bear.