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Orion
(678 words)

(Ὠρίων/Ōríōn).

[German version]

[1] Gigantic mythical hunter

Gigantic mythical hunter (as early as Hom. Od. 11,310; 11,572-575), also a constellation (as early as Hom. Il. 18,485f.; Stars, legends about). Son of Poseidon and Euryale [2] (Hes. fr. 148(a) M.-W.) or of the earth (Apollod. 1,25f.) or of Zeus, Poseidon and Hermes or Hyrieus (Ov. Fast. 5,535; Hyg. Fab. 195). According to the latter version, his name was derived f…

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Loehr, Johanna (Heidelberg) and Tosi, Renzo (Bologna), “Orion”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e900750>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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