Orion (Î©ÏÎ¹ÏÎ½) one of the greatest hunter's in Greek Mythology. Kerényi derives Hyrieus (and Hyria) from the Cretan dialect word ὕρον hyron, meaning "beehive", which survives only in ancient dictionaries. All night long he fought the monster. , Although Orion has a few lines in both Homeric poems and in the Works and Days, most of the stories about him are recorded in incidental allusions and in fairly obscure later writings. He was then "numbered among the stars of heaven and thus won for himself immortal remembrance". Alaina was the Artemis to Clint's Orion. Tenderly, and with great sadness, the Moon Goddess took Orion’s body in her silver moon chariot and placed him in the sky as a tribute to their friendship. In The Blood of Olympus, the final volume of a series, Rick Riordan depicts Orion as one of the giant sons of the earth goddess Gaea. 1 Myth 1.1 Birth 1.2 Blindness 1.3 Death 2 Zodiac 3 Navigation Stories of Orion's birth vary. . He kissed the back of her hand and murmured, "My Artemis". One day Artemis was bathing in the sacred pool when a young man named Actaeon happened to walk past. One is that Orion boasted of his beast-killing and challenged her to a contest with the discus. , The ancient Greek and Roman sources which tell more about Orion than his being a gigantic huntsman are mostly both dry and obscure, but poets do write of him: The brief passages in Aratus and Virgil are mentioned above. The rising Sun heals his infirmity; and there stands Hephaestus on Lemnos, watching the cure. In Greek mythology, Orion (/əˈraɪən/; Ancient Greek: Ὠρίων or Ὠαρίων; Latin: Orion) was a giant huntsman whom Zeus (or perhaps Artemis) placed among the stars as the constellation of Orion. Orion will display the logos on the first Artemis Orion spacecraft. No great poet standardized the legend.  He connects Orion with several constellations, not just Scorpio. He is also mentioned as a constellation, as the lover of the Goddess Dawn, as slain by Artemis, and as the most handsome of the earthborn. Joseph Fontenrose wrote Orion: the Myth of the Hunter and the Huntress (1981) to show Orion as the type specimen of a variety of grotesque hero. Nicolas Poussin painted Paysage avec Orion aveugle cherchant le soleil (1658) ("Landscape with blind Orion seeking the sun"), after learning of the description by the 2nd-century Greek author Lucian, of a picture of Orion recovering his sight; Poussin included a storm-cloud, which both suggests the transient nature of Orion's blindness, soon to be removed like a cloud exposing the sun, and includes Natalis Comes' esoteric interpretation of Orion as a storm-cloud. Seeing Orion swimming in the ocean, a long way off, he said that Artemis could not possibly hit that black thing in the water. ââHesiod, Theogony, lines 918â920 (written in the 7th century BCE) Upon summoning Orion, a hero of Greek Mythology, for some reason, the goddess Artemis also came along. Orion was diligent in keeping his charge, always present on â¦ The most important recorded episodes are his birth somewhere in Boeotia, his visit to Chios where he met Merope and after he raped her, was blinded by her father, Oenopion, the recovery of his sight at Lemnos, his hunting with Artemis on Crete, his death by the bow of Artemis or the sting of the giant scorpion which became Scorpio, and his elevation to the heavens. Canis Minor and Canis Major are his dogs, the one in front is called Procyon. He sees this as the remnant of a lost form of the myth in which Merope was Orion's mother (converted by later generations to his stepmother and then to the present forms). One tells how he aided Zanclus, the founder of Zancle (the former name for Messina), by building the promontory which forms the harbor. Artemis is given various motives. Wherever she wandered, he followed. He also gave her seven nymphs to protect her. Orion, the Space Launch System, and Exploration Ground Systems programs are foundational elements of the Artemis program, beginning with Artemis I, the first integrated flight test of Orion and SLS next year. Like most of the Olympians, Artemis reacted strongly whenever she did not receive the honors due her as a goddess. That is, if Orion was in the heavens, other mortals could hope to be also..  Nicander, in his Theriaca, has the scorpion of ordinary size and hiding under a small (oligos) stone. In Dionysus (1976), Kerényi portrays Orion as a shamanic hunting hero, surviving from Minoan times (hence his association with Crete). Italian composer Francesco Cavalli wrote the opera, L'Orione in 1653. Orion is mentioned in the oldest surviving works of Greek literature, which probably date back to the 7th or 8th century BC, but which are the products of an oral tradition with origins several centuries earlier. , Cicero translated Aratus in his youth; he made the Orion episode half again longer than it was in the Greek, adding the traditional Latin topos of madness to Aratus's text.  Thinking this was a flock of rare birds, he moved in stealthily. Orion, a giant hunter, joined both Artemis and her mother on many of their hunts. , Another narrative on the constellations, three paragraphs long, is from a Latin writer whose brief notes have come down to us under the name of Hyginus.  There are several references to Hyrieus as the father of Orion that connect him to various places in Boeotia, including Hyria; this may well be the original story (although not the first attested), since Hyrieus is presumably the eponym of Hyria. Orion stood, bowed again, and left as she commanded. Pack, p.200; giving Hyginus's etymology for Urion, but describing it as "fantastic". Orion’s spirit had already departed. OOC.  In the second story, Apollo, being jealous of Orion's love for Artemis because he charmed Artemis with his Bow and arrow skills, with the blessing of Artemis, Orion has archery skills unparalleled to any other archers in history; which might even have made her willing to marry him, arranged for her to kill him. He bids a touching farewell to Candiope and marches off to his destiny. Choose the plan that’s right for you. Orion reached for his sword and struck the creature, but he could not pierce its armor. In the second variant, Orion died of the Scorpion's sting as he does in Hesiod.  Also, a tomb frieze in Taranto (c. 300 BC) may show Orion attacking Opis. NASA is targeting 2023 for Artemis II, the first mission with crew, with the Orion Spacecraft set to launch atop the agencyâs Space Launch System rocket. Orion is chasing a group of nymphs (and being creepy). Another refers to Merope as the daughter of Minos and not of Oenopion. (33.418–435 Soubiran). He kissed the back of her hand and murmured, "My Artemis".  Rose suggests she is connected with Sidae in Boeotia, and that the pomegranate, as a sign of the Underworld, is connected with her descent there. Artemis, like her twin brother, Apollo, was born for greatness. He starts with the gods and the heroes.