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Myth Monday - Poseidon's Son Orion Shared His Appetite for Women

By February 22, 2010

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There is already much material on this site on the topic of mythology (especially, Gods and Goddesses and The Stories of the Ancient Greeks). In Myth Mondays I attempt to bring up an element of mythology that is either timely or less well known.
One of the many sons of the sea god Poseidon was Orion, a great and handsome hunter on earth and in the Underworld*.

A print of the copperplate engraving for Johann Bayer's Uranometria (1603) showing the constellation Orion.
© Courtesy of the United States Naval Observatory Library
Orion is better known today as a constellation with a recognizable 3-star belt. Like the constellation, the mythological figure Orion was a giant....Read more


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