Ancient people living in what we now call England saw the Crown as the castle of their moon goddess, Arianrhod. They thought that the open part of the shape was the castle's door that turned through the night, from dusk to dawn, to keep enemies from coming inside.) (We now know that the constellation just seems to rotate during the night, due to the rotation of the earth.
The Shawnee from North America believed that the constellation was an open circle of dancing sisters. The gap in the circle represented a missing sister who was carried off by a hunter named White Hawk.
The Aborigines of Australia saw the Crown as a boomerang, which they used for hunting and in sports. The stars not only form the shape of a boomerang, they also move in a curved path, just as a real boomerang does.