Procyon is also the mammalian genus to which Raccoons belong.
Procyon (α Canis Minoris) is a brilliant star that receives its name from the fact that it precedes the star Sirius as it travels across the Earth's sky. These two "dog stars" are referred to in the most ancient literature and were venerated by the Babylonians and the Egyptians.
Procyon is one of the closest stars to Earth's solar system, being only 11.4 light years away. Like Sirius, it is a binary star, the main star (Procyon A) having a faint white dwarf companion, Procyon B.
Astrologically, Procyon portends wealth, fame, and good fortune.