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Does Orion's Belt have anything to do with myths?

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While the Orion constellation is named after the hunter in Greek mythology, it is anything but stealthy. Orion, which is located on the celestial equator, is one of the most prominent and recognizable constellations in the sky and can be seen throughout the world. read more

The constellation of Orion has some “sub-constellations”, such as the belt. Note: In some versions, Apollo sent a scorpion to kill him instead, and Zeus also honoured Orion’s death by adding the scorpion as a constellation (Scorpio) too. read more

The constellation of Orion has some “sub-constellations”, such as the belt. Note: In some versions, Apollo sent a scorpion to kill him instead, and Zeus also honoured Orion’s death by adding the scorpion as a constellation (Scorpio) too. read more

Another version of the Orion myth states that he had no mother but was a gift to a pious peasant from Jupiter, Neptune, and Mercury. "Orion supposedly was able to walk on water and had greater strength and stature than any other mortal. A skilled blacksmith, he fabricated a subterranean palace for Vulcan. read more

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