I am Orion

The Mighty Hunter

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Oscar Wilde

Greetings, People of Earth! Welcome to the blogsite of Orion the Mighty Hunter.

Orion. You know me as a magnificent constellation of stars in the winter skies: a giant hunter etched in the cosmos. I am instantly spotted by the geometric perfection of the three stars on my Belt.

So during the stargazing season of 2021, I invited Astronomers and Astrophotographers to showcase their beautiful photographs of my stars in a special Constellation Collection.

This was such a success that I have decided to publish a beautifully illustrated book featuring photographs by astronomers of my Constellation: Stars of Orion.

As well as photos of my beautiful stars and nebulae, Stars of Orion will feature Guest Essays from amateur & professional astronomers and a host of fun facts for super soaraway stargazers of all ages! How, where and why they take wonderful pictures of me – and technical details about viewing me in the skies.

Anyone interested in contributing to Stars of Orion – please contact me in my Constellation via the Contact Form here or via Twitter @warrior_orion

I have captivated stargazers and astronomers through the generations since the time I lived, loved, and hunted in Ancient Greece. The handsomest of the Earthborn. The greatest hunter of my time. Made immortal in the heavens. I fell in love with many women. There are many versions of my tumultuous life and untimely demise. The Schrödinger’s Cat of Greek mythology: dead on Earth, alive in the sky. Multiple states, multiple stories.

Compared to my eternal glorious luminescence, my terrestrial life is of a rampant, raunchy hunter. Or of a hero; a gentle lovelorn giant, whose heart was broken many times.

Follow me on Twitter @warrior_orion

Almost three millennia after I lived and died, I’m due a comeback on Planet Earth. Soon…

My scribe on Earth, Andy Oppenheimer http://www.andyoppenheimer.com/ has taken everything you read here. 

I first appeared in modern form in the first of a gripping trilogy of science-fiction novels written by my scribe in 2019:

Fields of Orion (I): An Odysseyamzn.to/33ObWLy

The second in the trilogy Fields of Orion (II): The Mission was published on October 15, 2020 in Kindle & Paperback on Amazon – to mark my annual Orionids meteor shower – where the story beginshttps://cutt.ly/0gjjidf

And on Amazon.com https://cutt.ly/VgjjQKh

Find out how I became a Greek legend at https://www.ancient.eu/Orion/

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Hevelius’ drawing, courtesy U.S. Naval Observatory

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