Aeschylus’ Callisto (A.13)

Callisto was a hunting companion of Artemis
she is made pregnant by Zeus
before giving birth
Callisto is transformed into a bear
(by Zeus or Hera or Artemis)
her child
(taken from her womb after Artemis had shot her)
was human
Arcas

Callisto’s destiny
by order of Zeus
was to be placed in the heavens
as the constellation of the Great Bear.

Arcus and Callisto, 17th century

Arcus and Callisto, 17th century