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Orion

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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.

Basic Information

Name

Orion

Nickname

The Hunter, Scorpion Bait

Sex

Male

Current city

The Stars

Work & Education

Occupation

Hunter

Education

Artemis' School of Hunting

Beliefs

Political views

Poseidon for king

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Poseidon (Dad)
Euryale (Mom)
or
Born when Poseidon, Hermes, and Hephaestus all peed on an ox hide and buried it in the ground. (Yeah, I know. That one's weird even for us Greeks.)

Siblings

None

Children

None

Friends

Hephaestus (who helped me when I was blind)
Cadalion (who led me to the sun when I was blinded)
Helios (who healed my blindness)
Artemis (my hunting buddy)

Enemies

King Oinopion (who blinded me)
Scorpion (who stung me to death)
Gaia (who may have sent the scorpion after me)

Relationships

Relationship status

Single
Kind of forced myself on Merope
Fling with Eos
Flirtation with Artemis

Favorites

TV Shows

Buckmasters 
Arrow 
Land of the Giants

Quotations

"All are not hunters who blow the horn."
– Proverb

"Surrounding yourself with dwarfs does not make you a giant."
– Yiddish Proverb

"Vegetarian—that's an old Indian word meaning 'lousy hunter'"
– Andy Rooney

"There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven."
– Led Zeppelin

"Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion."
– Egyptian proverb

Books

"The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber" by Ernest Hemingway (I like anything about safaris.) 
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin 
The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper
Beowulf (Grendel's just lucky I wasn't around; Beowulf let him off easy.)
"My Life had stood - a Loaded gun -" by Emily Dickinson 
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith (I never hunted vampires, but I think Abe and I have a lot in common.) 
The Call of the Wild by Jack London 
The Stranger by Albert Camus (I don't know why I did the bad things I did either.) 
"The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway 
"The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury 

Music

Hard to Love by Lee Brice 
Gigantic by the Pixies (Kind of required on every giant's playlist.) 
Truck Yeah by Tim McGraw 
Rock You Like a Hurricane by Scorpions (That scorpion who killed me sure rocked me all right.) 
I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons (This one goes out to Eos... I mean Artemis... oh, whichever.) 
Gangsta by tUnE-yArDs 
Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin (Reminds me of when I became a constellation. Yeah, I'm a star.) 

Movies

The Avengers (Some people think I'm like the Hulk, but I think of myself as more of a Thor type.) 
The Deer Hunter 
King Kong (He's just misunderstood like me.) 
The Iron Giant 
The Hunger Games (I would've won fo sho.) 
Predator 
Snow White and the Huntsman 
Bambi (Call me cold, but I'm rooting for the hunters.) 

Activities & Interests

Likes

Bow hunting
National forests
Barefoot water skiing
Seeing eye dogs

Interests

Gigantism
Ecology
Astronomy

Groups

1,000,000 Hunters United 
The Federation of Giants
We're Not Monsters
Stargazers
Andre the Giant Fan Club 

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