Orion, The Hunter, was a giant renowned for his hunting skill. But he was also boastful, a trait that is sure to get you in trouble with the gods. Orion bragged that there was no beast that could kill him. Upon hearing this Hera sent a little scorpion (see Scorpius) to sting him. Orion smashed the scorpion but it was too late; it had fatally stung him. Both were placed in the stars, on opposite sides of the sky, so they are never in the heavens at the same time.
Orion Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting Objects in the Constellation Orion
De Mairan’s Nebula
Bright Stars in Orion
These are the stars in Orion with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.