Orion was a hunting machine. Well, actually he was a hunting giant, but you get what we mean. Some say his love of hunting is what got him killed. After he bragged that he was going to hunt down every wild animal on earth, Gaia sent a scorpion that gave the giant hunter a lethal sting. Of course, there are a ton of other stories about how Orion died, so it might not have gone down quite like that. The one thing everybody can agree on is that after Orion died, he was placed in the stars. He's totally easy to find these days. Just look up; he's one the brightest constellations in the sky.
The Hunter, Scorpion Bait
Artemis' School of Hunting
Poseidon for king
Hephaestus (who helped me when I was blind)
King Oinopion (who blinded me)
"All are not hunters who blow the horn."
"The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber" by Ernest Hemingway (I like anything about safaris.)
Hard to Love by Lee Brice
The Avengers (Some people think I'm like the Hulk, but I think of myself as more of a Thor type.)
Orion isn't too hard to spot. All you've got to do is look up into the night sky. These days, he kicks it as one of the brightest constellations up there. Back when he was alive, he was still pretty easy to spot. He was a giant, so it's not like hiding behind a bush ever did him much good. Not that Orion was really into hiding or anything. He was a fierce hunter who liked nothing better than stomping around the wilderness and whacking animals with his club. So yeah, dead or alive, you don't really need our help.
Hair Color: Brown
Facial Hair: Beard
Scars/marks/tattoos: Hunting scars
Jewelry and accessories: Nah
Clothing: Rough hide
Armor: Too tough for armor
Type of Weapon: Club, Bow and arrows
Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970
Only fragments of this ancient text exist, but one of them gives you the low down on Orion.
Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019
In this epic poem, Odysseus has an Orion sighting when he swings by the Underworld to consult with the seer, Tiresias.
Jan 1, 1970 - Dec 20, 2019
Diodorus claims in his ancient poem that Orion was the biggest, strongest hero of all time. (We wonder what Heracles would have to say about that.)
Dec 20, 2019
Orion gets a few shout-outs (mostly as a constellation) in this collection of ancient poems.
Dec 20, 0099 - Dec 20, 0199
Yup, Orion can walk on water. At least that's what Apollodorus says in this ancient text.
Dec 20, 2019
Orion gets caught up in a love triangle with Artemis and Eos in this opera.
Dec 20, 1984
In this series of science fiction novels, Orion is reinvented as an eternal warrior fighting against a dark enemy through time and space. (Sounds cool.)
Dec 20, 2019
Blind Orion appears in an opera within an opera, where his searching for the sun is used as a metaphor for modern science.