Jake Bess

Fall 2011


INTRODUCTION: Welcome to the section about Orion the Hunter! Orion was a great hunter in Greek mythology. Orion is easily one of the most recognizable constellations in the sky. Orion is located in the celestial equator. There are several different versions of his story and how he can about. Just like his story of origin, there are different versions of what he holds in his hands. Check out the links below and learn more about the great constellation Orion!

Title: Orion the Hunter

Author: Cathy Bell

Date: Unknown

Link: http://comfychair.org/~cmbell/myth/orion.html

This website will give you a simple to understand explanation of two variations that has come to be Orion’s origin. This page suggests that the Orion myth is dependent on who were his parents. I liked this web page because it’s not very long, and doesn’t require a lot of reading to sum up the myth.

Title: Orion: Mythology and History

Author: Masm

Date: October 28th 2004

Link: http://www.mallorcaweb.net/masm/Ori1.htm

Here is a really good website to check out with yet another version of the mythology story of Orion. This has more detail regarding the myth and is very interesting to read. Along with the history, this web page also describes key characteristics of Orion as well as the main stars that make the constellation.

Title: Red giant star in Orion is mysteriously shrinking


Date: June 9, 2009

Link: http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2009/06/09_betelim.shtml

An interesting article regarding Orion’s red supergiant star Betelgeuse shrinking. The research was done by Charles Townes, a UC Berkeley professor who won the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Title: Globe at Night

Author: Dennis L Ward

Date: March 2007

Link: http://www.globeatnight.org/observe_finder.html

Not sure where exactly to look at in the night sky to locate Orion, here is a simple to use website that will show you where to look depending on your location in the world. Click on your location the map of the world and a picture will show up showing you where to look at, including the direction.

Title:The constellation Orion (Video)

Author: Jane Fletcher (Series Producer) and crew

Date: August 10th 2011

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00jqjr7

This is a great video in which Dr Chris Lintott takes us on short but education tour of Orion and the major stars that make Orion up. I really like this video because it’s more visual than just a picture and Dr Lintot does a great job walking us through it.

Title: Constellation of Words

Author: Anne Wright

Date: 2008

Link: http://www.constellationsofwords.com/Constellations/Orion.html

If you just can’t get enough of words and you love constellations, here is a website for you. Look no further! Just like the page says “Explore the etymology and symbolism of the constellations”. This page will break down certain names and words and give you the history behind them. Buckle your seatbelt; you’re in for a ride!