Constellation Orion

Prasanna Raghavan
Location of photo
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Date/Time of photo
December 15, 2014 20:31PM
Canon 600D with 18-55mm lens
HERE GOES THE MYTH: Orion, a great hunter, was killing all animals on Earth. Gaia (the Earth Goddess, mother of all animals) became furious and set a scorpion on Orion. So, the great hunter was killed by a small scorpion. As a reward to the scorpion, Gaia placed it in the sky as a constellation which appears to be constantly chasing after Orion whose figure was also placed among the stars. The two were placed on the opposite sides of the sky from each other so that they are never visible at the same time. And the Scorpion chases Orion, who is always beyond its reach and Orion continues to run, for time infinite. The Orion myth has other versions too. Feel free to read them.
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