Mythology Monday: 3-19-21

According to Greek mythology, Orion was the son of the sea god Poseidon,famed for his strength and handsome looks.

The Greek poet Homer described him as a great hunter brandishing a club of bronze, who was often seen as the companion of Artemis, the goddess of hunting. In one legend, the boastful Orion claimed he could overcome any animal on Earth, so the goddess of Earth sent a scorpion to sneak up and kill him. Orion was thus placed on the opposite side of the sky from Scorpius.

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