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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Orion

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In the Greek mythology a handsome giant and hunter, was struck blind by Dionysos for attempting an outrage on Merope, but recovered his eyesight on exposing his eyeballs to the arrowy rays of Aurora, and became afterwards the companion of Artemis on the hunting-field, but he fell a victim to the jealousy of Apollo, the brother of Artemis, and was transformed by the latter into a constellation in the sky, where he figures as a giant wearing a lion's skin and a girdle or belt and wielding a club.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Orion'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/o/orion.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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