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  Orion (Mythology) - LoveToKnow 1911
ORION (or OARION), in Greek mythology, son of Hyrieus (Eponymus of Hyria in Boeotia), or of Poseidon, a mighty hunter of great beauty and gigantic strength, perhaps corresponding to the "wild huntsman" of Teutonic mythology.
The attempt sometimes made to attribute an astronomical origin to the myths connected with his name is unsuccessful, except in the case of Orion's pursuit of Pleione and her daughters (see Pleiades) and his death from the bite of the scorpion; see also C. Muller, Kleine Deutsche Schriften, ii.
The Hebrew name for Orion also means "fool," in reference perhaps to a mythological story of a "foolhardy, heaven-daring rebel who was chained to the sky for his impiety" (Driver).
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Orion_(Mythology)   (573 words)

 Constellation Orion
Orion was the son of Poseidon, the god of the seas.
Orion boasted that so great was his might and skill as a hunter that he could kill all the animals on the face of the Earth.
Orion and the scorpion were given honored places in the sky, but they were placed at opposite ends of the great sky dome so that they would never engage in battle again.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/orion.html   (477 words)

 Orion, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Orion, some say, wished to marry Merope 3, the daughter of King Oenopion 1 of Chios, son of Ariadne, but her father, disliking the idea, made Orion drunk, put out his eyes as he slept, and then cast him on the beach.
Others affirm, however, that Orion came to Chios, and having drunk heavily, raped the girl, being this the reason why he was blinded, and expelled from the island, which is off the coast of Ionia in Asia Minor.
Still others affirm that Orion was killed for challenging Artemis to a match of quoits, or shot by her for raping Opis 3, one of the maidens who had come from the Hyperboreans.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Orion.html   (646 words)

 Orion - Crystalinks
Orion as a constellation is the head of a constellation family, located in the equatorial region of the sky and belongs certainly to the most famous constellations.
The "belt and sword" of Orion are frequently referred to in ancient and modern literature, and even found recognition as the shoulder insignia of the 27th Infantry Division of the United States Army during both World Wars, probably because the division's first commander was Major General John F. O'Ryan.
In some depictions, Orion appears to be composed of three bodies, having three arms, two divergent legs, and a small central one, as well as the three bodies being bound at the waist.
www.crystalinks.com /orion.html   (1769 words)

Orion is the master of the winter skies.
Generally speaking, Orion was known as the "dweller of the mountain", and was famous for his prowess both as a hunter and as a lover.
M42, The Orion Nebula is perhaps the most photographed deep sky object in the heavens, a vast nebula of gas and dust exquisitely lit by surrounding stars.
www.dibonsmith.com /ori_con.htm   (1356 words)

 Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Greek mythology associates Sagittarius with Crotus, the son of the goat-god Pan and Eupheme, the nurse of the Muses.
Orion was a famed hunter, and in one story boasted that no creature could kill him.
Orion smashed the animal with his club, but not before he was poisoned.
www.astro-tom.com /getting_started/mythology.htm   (5050 words)

According to one version of the myth, Orion was the son of a poor shepherd called Hyrieus.
Orion soon realized that his strength and sword were useless against that mighty beast.
As a reward, Gaia placed the scorpion in the sky as a constellation which appears to be constantly chasing after Orion whose figure was also placed among the stars.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/mythology/orion.html   (302 words)

Orion was the son of Poseidon and Euryale.
Orion wandered around blind until he bumped into Hephaestus, who, taking pity on him, gave him a boy to help guide him.
How Orion became separated from Eos is unclear, but he eventually came to be a follower of Artemis.
www.pantheon.org /articles/o/orion.html   (508 words)

 Orion, mythology, history, characteristics and observations by telescope
Orion would have to exterminate a great number of harmful animals that were inflict casualties enormous in the harvests of the island.
Orion, stays to the south of the ecliptic, but nearly, for that reason sometimes according to the inclination of planets on the ecliptic it is possible to be seen them in the North limit of the constellation.
Orion limits of a the north with the zodiacal constellations of Gemini and Taurus, to the east with this one and Eridianus, to the south with the constellation of Lepus and to the west with Monoceros and again Gemini.
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/Ori1.htm   (3245 words)

 Orion (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Orion was a gigantic huntsman.
Orion was beloved of Eos, the Dawn, and was slain by Artemis, who set him in the sky.
Orion descended to the underworld smithy in the island's fiery heart.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orion_(mythology)   (3042 words)

 Orion (mythology) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Orion (mythology), in Greek mythology, a handsome giant and mighty hunter, the son of Poseidon, the god of the sea, and Euryale, the Gorgon.
Orion (astronomy), constellation located on the celestial equator east of Taurus.
Pleiades (mythology), in Greek mythology, the seven daughters of Atlas and of Pleione, the daughter of Oceanus.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Orion_(mythology).html   (112 words)

 Japanese Lore Associated with Orion
As one of many groups of stars with which Japanese formed associations, Orion is a particularly rich "case study" in the ways in which Japanese historically made the sky a part of their lives.
This symbol, again related to the setting of Orion in the West during the beginning of the rice cultivation season, was yet another reinforcement for use of the belt stars and M42 region as a sign for planting.
Mythology in Japan was primarily created to reinforce the direct lineal descendancy of the emperor, and the native religion of Shinto played an important role in this reinforcement.
www2.gol.com /users/stever/orion.htm   (6339 words)

 ORION - Giant of the Aegean, Greek mythology, constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ORION was a handsome Giant who was gifted with the ability to walk on water.
ORI′ON (Oriôn,) a son of Hyrieus, of Hyria, in Boeotia, a very handsome giant and hunter, and said to have been called by the Boeotians Candaon.
As the rising and setting of the constellation of Orion was believed to be accompanied by storms and rain, he is often called imbrifer, nimbosus, or aquosus.
www.theoi.com /Gigante/GiganteOrion.html   (3245 words)

 ..circe's circle.. ~0ri0n
Orion the Hunter stands by the river Eridanus and is accompanied by his faithful dogs, Canus Major and Canis Minor.
O King, you are this great star, the companion of Orion, who traverses the sky with Orion, who navigates the Netherworld with Osiris; you ascend from the east of the sky, being rejuvenated at your due season and rejuvenated at your due time.
Orion is best seen in the early evening sky in mid to late winter, standing upright in the south.
www.geocities.com /circe290/circe_11   (817 words)

 ORION NEBULA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Orion is one of the most easily identifiable constellations in the night sky.
Orion fell in love with Merope, the daughter of Oenopion, King of Chios and sought her in marriage.
Orion consulted an Oracle, who told him to go to the east and let the rays of the rising sun bathe his eyes.
www.mikekemble.com /space/orion.html   (645 words)

 The Mythology of the Constellations: Orion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Orion inherited her talent, and became the greatest hunter in the world.
Placing Kedalion on his shoulders, Orion proceeded to the east, and there meeting the sun-god, was restored to sight by his beam.
Orion is one of the most well-known constellations, visible in the southern sky during northern hemisphere winters.
www.comfychair.org /~cmbell/myth/orion.html   (549 words)

 Orion the Hunter
Orion is the legendary great hunter of the Greek mythology.
Diana, an admirer of Orion (and his ego) implored the gods to place the great hunter in the sky to remember him by.
In Orion's last dying breatls he begged not to be placed near the scorpion.
starryskies.com /The_sky/constallations_html/orion.html   (639 words)

 Software Bisque
Orion is one of the oldest constellations recognized by the ancient Greeks and also one of the most prominent and easy to identify constellations in the night sky.
According to Greek mythology, Orion the Hunter was the son of the sea god Poseidon and the Princess Euryale - daughter of Minos and the King of Crete.
Orion wields a powerful bronze club which is also prominently depicted in the constellation.
www.bisque.com /Tom/constellation/orion.asp   (759 words)

 Orion Cinched His Belt Today
Orion, the hunter, stands by the river Eridanus and is accompanied by his faithful dogs, Canis Major and Canis Minor.
According to Greek mythology, Orion was in love with Merope, one of the Seven Sisters who form the Pleiades, but Merope would have nothing to do with him.
The central "star" of the sword is actually not a star at all, but the Great Orion Nebula, one of the regions most studied by astronomers in the whole sky.
www.lavenderway.com /Orion.htm   (304 words)

 Orion (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orion (IPA: /ə(ʊ)ˈrʌɪən/), a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known and most conspicuous in the sky.
Orion was the name of the cat in the movie Men in Black, when the term 'Orion's Belt' was repeatedly mistaken for the constellation; the belt referred to the cats collar.
Orion (Metallica song) is the title of a instrumental piece by the ledgendary heavy metal band Metallica, which appeared on their 1986 album Master of Puppets.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orion_(constellation)   (2155 words)

 Orion (Grammarians) - LoveToKnow 1911
ORION and ORUS, the names of several Greek grammarians, frequently confused.
(I) Orion of Thebes in Egypt (5th century A.D.), the teacher of Proclus the neo-Platonist and of Eudocia, the wife of the younger Theodosius.
His chief works were treatises on orthography; on Atticisms, written in opposition to Phrynichus; on the names of nations.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Orion_(Grammarians)   (213 words)

Orion, one of the Titans of Greek mythology, provided the archetype of the primordial hunter in Greek culture.
The mythographers site the birthplace of Orion in Boeotia, the fertile heart of civilized Hellas, whose folk the Boeotian poet Hesiod described as farmers in the winter and sailors in the summer season.
Orion's birth in Boeotia took place at Hyrai, an ancient place mentioned in Homer's catalogue of the ships that set forth to fetch Helen home from Troy.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Orion.html   (2534 words)

 Bulfinch Mythology Chapter 26
Orion loved Merope, the daughter of OEnopion, king of Chios, and sought her in marriage.
One day, observing Orion wading through the sea with his head just above the water, Apollo pointed it out to his sister and maintained that she could not hit that fl thing on the sea.
The waves rolled the dead body of Orion to the land, and bewailing her fatal error with many tears, Diana placed him among the stars, where he appears as a giant, with a girdle, sword, lion's skin, and club.
www.greekmythology.com /Books/Bulfinch/B_Chapter_26/b_chapter_26.html   (2148 words)

 Chandra :: Photo Album :: Constellation Orion
The story behind the name: The pattern in the constellation Orion was recognized as a human figure by many ancient cultures.
The Greek myths of Orion's death and subsequent placement in the sky may also be connected to legends from other ancient cultures.
This story may be related to the Hittite legend of Anat, the battle-goddess who falls in love with a hunter but accidentally causes his death when he refuses to give her his bow.
chandra.harvard.edu /photo/constellations/orion.html   (492 words)

 Constellation Orion
Orion lies close enough to the Milky Way to be interesting enough to be swept even with low-power telescopes or binoculars.
The Messier database has detailed information about The Large Orion Nebula M 42 and M 43, the DeMairan nebula, which is a part of the Orion Nebula.
According to greek mythology Orion died being stung by a scorpion.
www.seds.org /Maps/Stars_en/Fig/orion.html   (903 words)

 Orion Constellation
Orion is a wonderfully distinctive arrangement of stars that brighten the night sky from December to April.
In Orion's shoulder is Betelgeuse (BET el jooze or sometimes called BEETLE juice), one of the rare supergiants and is close to 600 million miles across (1,000 million km).
The Great Nebula (M 42), also called the Orion Nebula, is a wonderful star nursery that is visible to the naked eye under a dark sky.
donnayoung.org /science/stars/orion.htm   (377 words)

He was such a good hunter that he was hired by the king of the island Chios to kill the beasts that were scaring all the people.
Once while Orion was chasing wild animals, he met the beautiful Pleiades, who were with their mother Pleione.
Orion fell so much in love with them, that he began to chase them day after day.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/mythology/orion.html&edu=elem   (162 words)

 The Salopian Web - Constellations: Orion
Orion, the mighty hunter of Greek mythology, stands by the river Eridanus with his faithful dogs, Canis Major and Canis Minor.
According to Greek mythology, Orion was in love with Merope, one of the Seven Sisters of the Pleiades, but Merope was not interested in him.
Orion was killed when he stepped on Scorpius, the scorpion.
www.r-clarke.org.uk /constellations/orion.htm   (148 words)

 Astronomy and Earth Science: The Astronomy of a constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Orion is not only an easily recognizable group of stars; the stars and objects within the constellation are an astronomy lesson in themselves!
Orion may not have been superior to all creatures on Earth, but he is certainly superior to all other constellation in the sky, having more bright stars than any other.
But the three bright stars in a horizontal row for the belt of Orion and the fainter stars in a vertical row beneath the belt are all related.
starryskies.com /Artshtml/dln/12-95/decorion.html   (673 words)

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