is the son of Poseidon, god of the sea, and Euryale, the
Orion fell in love with Merope, the daughter of Oenopion, king of Chios,
and sought her in marriage. Oenopion, however, constantly deferred
his consent to marriage, and Orion attempted to gain possession of Merope
by violence. Because of his behavior, her father with the aid of the
god Dionysus, put Orion into a deep sleep and blinded him. his sight
was restored after he went to the East and let the rays of the rising sun
fall on his eyes. He then lived with Artemis on Crete though the
goddess eventually killed him because of her jealousy of his affection for
Aurora, goddess of the dawn. After his death, Artemis placed him in
the heavens as a constellation.
located on celestial equator east of Taurus.
3 bright stars represent Orion's belt, and the 3 fainter stars
aligned south of the belt represent his sword. Orion is a
hunter in Greek Mythology.