Caranus (Ancient Greek: Κάρανος) may refer to:

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  • Caranus of Macedon, legendary progenitor of the royal house of Macedon
  • Caranus (son of Philip II) (4th century BC), half-brother of Alexander the Great
  • Caranus (hetairos) (died 329 BC), of Alexander the Great
  • Caranus (3rd century BC), probably a relative of the hetairos Caranus, whose wedding feast was described in a letter by Hippolochus
  • Saint Caraunus of Chartres, 1st or 5th century Christian missionary in Gaul
  • Kalanos (4th century BCE), Hindu Brahmin and philosopher, called Caranus by Diodorus Siculus

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