(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 to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
A giant-hunter, pursuer of the Pleiades and lover of Eos, and killed by Artemis.
A constellation on the celestial equator close to Gemini and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
of modern usage.
Origin: Orioun, from Orion, from Ὠρίων, from Akkadian Uru-anna, 'heaven's light'.
Orion is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most conspicuous and most recognizable constellations in the night sky. It was named after Orion, a hunter in Greek mythology. Its brightest stars are Beta and Alpha, a blue-white and a red supergiant respectively. Many of the other brightest stars in the constellation are hot blue supergiant stars.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-rī′on, n. (astron.) one of the constellations containing seven very bright stars, three of which, in a straight line, form Orion's belt. [Orion, a hunter placed among the stars at his death.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
in the Greek mythology a handsome giant and hunter, was struck blind by Dionysos for attempting an outrage on Merope, but recovered his eyesight on exposing his eyeballs to the arrowy rays of Aurora, and became afterwards the companion of Artemis on the hunting-field, but he fell a victim to the jealousy of Apollo, the brother of Artemis, and was transformed by the latter into a constellation in the sky, where he figures as a giant wearing a lion's skin and a girdle or belt and wielding a club.
The numerical value of orion in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of orion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion
It doesn't have that much cash because it has invested a lot in China, where Orion's sales and profits far exceed those at home.
The target identified by Orion (side-scan radar) is consistent with a 790-foot cargo ship, which from sonar images appears to be in an upright position and in one piece.
It is essentially a bluetooth communications device so it is not much different than any other bluetooth device you might connect to your phone with the exception that the Onyx and other devices on the Orion network connect you to the Orion network.
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