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Corvus is a moderately small constellation located below Virgo and above the tail of Hydra. Corvus is visible early in the evening during the spring months. In Mythology, the god Apollo had a beautiful white bird with a musical voice known as Corvus. One day Apollo bade Corvus to fetch some water in a cup, represented by the nearby constellation Crater. Corvus delayed his return when he saw a fig tree and waited for the fruit to ripen. Returning to Apollo with the cup and a water-snake, Hydra, in his claws, Corvus blamed the delay on the snake. Apollo, seeing through the deception, turned the bird black, destroyed its pleasing voice and set the snake to eternally separate Corvus from the Cup.