Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Orion, the subject of several Greekmytfis,. was a mighty hunter, the son of Boeotian parents. Some stories make him the lover of Artemis, by whom he was unwittingly slain through the arts of Apollo. Another myth makes her slay him from jealousy of Eos, who had carried him off to Ortygia; and yet another ascribes his death to the sting of a scorpion. Orion, after his death, was placed among the stars.