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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cano’pus.
 
The Egyptian god of water. The Chaldeans worshipped fire, and sent all the other gods a challenge, which was accepted by a priest of Cano’pus. 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.   1
 


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