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 blog page 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. I have captivated stargazers and astronomers through the generations since the time I lived, loved, and hunted in Ancient Greece.

How did I get up here? And what did I get up to down there? 

The handsomest man ever born. The greatest hunter of my time. Made immortal in the heavens by the Goddess of the Hunt, Artemis. I loved her like no other, and she killed me. I made love to hundreds of women. Greek myth is all about sex and violence: makes your box sets and soap operas look tame.

Becoming a constellation was a consolation. No, it wasn’t: it’s a living hell. Consigned to oblivion for all time. It’s freezing bloody cold up here. Immortality? Do me a favour!

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. Compared to my eternal luminescence, my terrestrial life is of a lustful and shadowy figure.

Follow me on Twitter @warrior_orion

My forthcoming raunchy, adults-only memoir, due out in early 2021: 

The Hunter’s Story

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

Read an exclusive preview of the sequel to my legend on my blog:

The Huntsman Who Fell to Earth

My scribe on Earth, Andy Oppenheimer http://www.andyoppenheimer.com/ has taken down my story, and 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 the annual Orionids meteor shower – where the story beginshttps://cutt.ly/0gjjidf

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

Read my scribe’s latest Guest Post with an excerpt from Fields of Orion (II) The Mission at Spells & Spaceships: https://spellsandspaceships.com/2020/10/20/fields-of-orion-ii-guest-post-andy-oppenheimer/

Read all about 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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