The Mighty Hunter
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
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. 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 bad boy; a rampant, raunchy hunter. Or of a gentle lovelorn giant, whose heart was broken many times.
So – grip onto something firm – I have no gods, no masters…
You can Follow me tweeting from my Constellation @warrior_orion
My Constellation Collection: New Feature!
Presenting a glorious gallery of beautiful photographs taken by Astronomers all over the world of my stars!
Follow me on Twitter @warrior_orion
My forthcoming raunchy, adults-only memoir, is due out in March 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 Odyssey. amzn.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 begins… https://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/