Orion is the hunter in space. We are the hunter on Earth. Whether it was mammoths in the ice age or hitting goals in Today's World, man has always been a Hunter. What gives us the underlying sense of purpose is our instinct to hunt; it's what gives us our sense of achievement and our sense our curiosity. Them instinct combined with our intellectual ability, leads us humans to be dominant over The World!
The Orion Constellation is located on the celestial equator. Orion borders Lepus, Taurus, Gemini, Monocerus & Eridanus. The galaxies that are in Orion are Arp 142, NGC 1990, Sh2-279, NGC 1924 & NHC 2112.
The stars that make up Orion are Betelgeuse, Bellatrix, Rigel, Alnitak, Alnilam, Saiph, Sigma Orionis, Theta1 Orionis C, Eta Orionis, pi3 Orionis, Upsilon Orionis, 42 Orionis, PDS 110, CVSO 30, Theta2 Orionis, Chi1 Orionis, Alinitak Aa, HD 34445, Ross 47, HD 33946, Nu Orionis, Gliese 179, HD 38529, HD 42807, V883 Orionis, Becklin-Neugebauer Object, U Orionis, HOPS 383, Chi2 Orionis, S Orionis, Xi Orionis, Omega Orionis, Gliese 208, σ Ori A, W Orionis, Gliese 205, Theta1 Orionis, 15 Orionis, 52 Orionis, WISE J0521+1025, HD 38858, φ² Orionis, GJ 3379, Tau Orionis, Pi1 Orionis, S Ori 70, HD 37017, V1547 Orionis, Gliese 204, Gliese 221 & G 99-47.
The oldest known account of Orion is in fact prehistoric. Some time in The Stone Age 38,000 to 32,000 years ago, carvings on Mammoth Ivory depict The Orion Constellation. These craving were discovered in 1979 in West Germania.
In the Aram region of Ancient Syria, Orion was known as the Nephila whose offspring were the Nephilim. Nephilim are Giants who were the offspring of the sons of God and the daughters of men.
In The Holy Bible, Orion is written of three times, being called Kesil.
In The Traditional Classical World Religion and Traditional Roman Religion, Orion is a Super Natural Giant Powerful Hunter. His Father was Poseidon(Neptune) god of The Sea and his Mother was a gorgon named Euryale. One tale states that Gaia was enraged by Orion for saying that he would kill every animal in The World. Gaia attempted to murder Orion with a Scorpion; hence why Orion Constellation and Scorpius Constellation are never in the night sky at the same point in time. Her attempt would fail for a Serpent Bearer known as Ophiuchus made an antidote for the poison and healed Orion. This is the reason why, in the night sky, in the middle of the Orion constellation and the Scorpius constellation lays the constellation of Ophiuchus.
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