A large and bright constellation on the equator, between the stars Aldebaran and Sirius. It contains a remarkable nebula visible to the naked eye.
(Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis; was then placed in the sky as a constellation
a constellation on the equator east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
Hellenized Greek for the constellation of Osiris, which was considered the heavenly source of the soul’s substance and the heavenly body to which all souls returned. The three pyramids of the Great Pyramid Complex at Giza are aligned with the three stars of Orion’s belt, and were placed in such a way as to align the Nile with the Milky Way galaxy.
Orion (The Hunter) is one of the best known constellations in the sky, having an hourglass shape and the asterisms of Orion's Belt and Orion's Sword. Located in Orion's sword is one of the brightest nebula, Orion's Nebula (M42), which is a stellar nursery.
Orion (IPA: ), a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known and most conspicuous in the sky. Its brilliant stars are found on the celestial equator and are visible throughout the world, making this constellation universally recognized.
In Greek mythology, Orion was a gigantic huntsman who was set amongst the stars as the constellation of the same name. If his myth was ever drawn up in a coherent form, as the myth of Heracles was, it has not survived. The remaining fragments of legend, recorded in different sources, and reflecting local stories from several places, have provided a fertile field for speculation about the prehistory of Greek myth.