In Greek mythology, Canace (Κανάκη) was a daughter of Aeolus and Enarete, and the beloved of Poseidon. She had seven brothers and six sisters. Her brothers were Athamas, Cretheus, Deioneus, Macar (also called Macareus), Perieres, Salmoneus and Sisyphus. Her sisters were Alcyone, Arne, Calyce, Peisidice, Perimele and Tanagra.
Her story was put to the stage in the verse tragedy Canace (1588), by Italian playwright Sperone Speroni.
This story was also featured in the Latin poet Ovid's Heroides, a selection of eighteen story-poems that takes the shape of letters from mythological women to their lovers and ex-lovers.
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