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Orion engraved on stone as the sign Sagittarius

Orion was a Giant and a son of Poseidon in Greek mythology, supposedly born in Boeotia.

Biography

According to mythology, Orion angered the goddess Artemis for seducing her follower Opis. As revenge, the goddess summoned a scorpion which killed Orion. The creature and Orion were subsequently turned into constellations.[1] A variant of this story says the scorpion was instead sent by Artemis' twin brother, Apollo.[2]

After his death, he was allegedly buried in a tomb in the Oropos Heights of Boeotia.[1]

Legacy

During the Peloponnesian War, Orion's tomb was visited by the Spartan misthios Kassandra.[3]

When the zodiac was created, Orion became part of it as Sagittarius.[2]

Behind the scenes

Orion is described as a Giant in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, but in Assassin's Creed: Pirates, the engraving of him depicts a centaur.

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