Talk:Orion (mythology)

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Has this article been tampered with?[edit]

I was wondering if this article has been tampered with? Only I spotted an incongruity in the first line of the second paragraph of the section entitled "Cult and popular appreciation": The text reads "The Boeotian school of epic poetry was chiefly concerned with hey how r u?" What's that all about then? The second sentence reads "The genealogies of the gods and heroes; later writers elaborated this web."

I get the sense this should read "The Boeotian school of epic poetry was chiefly concerned with the genealogies of the gods and heroes; later writers elaborated this web."

MrGraphis (talk) 23:45, 27 September 2010 (UTC)MrGraphis

Transient vandalism; long since fixed, as you suggest. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 23:36, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

"See Also" section[edit]

The see also section currently contains only one entry "Telumehtar" which redirects to a page called "Telumehtar Umbardacil" about the 28th King of Gondor in Tolkien's Middle-Earth. Is that right? It doesn't seem right! (talk) 19:57, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Telumehtar was one of the Middle-earth names of the Orion constellation, and in all likelihood the king was named after it. But it was not the only name, or even the most used name—see Middle-earth cosmology#Menelvagor, which would be the right target for a "see also". Even so, while it could be relevant at Orion (constellation), I fail to see how it relates to this Orion, so I'll just remove the link. (talk) 07:55, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
Tolkien also had a myth of Telumehtar, as a great hunter and warrior; see Lost Tales. I cannot quite see how to work it into the section on Literary influences; but it is not unlikely to be of interest to readers here. That's what a See also ought to be.Septentrionalis PMAnderson 14:47, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
It's worse than that now. The article about King Telumehtar is now deleted and the link is just a redirect to the overall topic "List of kings of Gondor". The entire "See Also" link has gone beyond any relevance and probably should be deleted. (talk) 15:32, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Help with Scorpio (astrology)[edit]

Looking for someone with the necessary expertise to help author a section on Greek mythology in the above article. Thanks. Itsmejudith (talk) 14:15, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

This is not quantum mechanics, so the concepts should be explainable in ordinary English.[edit]

What does this mean?

"Modern mythographers have seen the story of Orion as a way to access local folk tales and cultic practices directly without the interference of ancient high culture" (talk) 08:30, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

What part of that sentence is unclear? Septentrionalis PMAnderson 23:37, 14 September 2014 (UTC)


The editors overlooked Ovid's narration of the birth of Orion in his Fasti, book V if I remember correctly.10:28, 26 February 2016 (UTC)~ The system is out of order and I cannot sign. I am Aldrasto 11.

"Orion is used by Horace, who tells of his death at the hands of Diana/Artemis,[82] and by Ovid, in his Fasti for May 11, the middle day of the Lemuria, when (in Ovid's time) the constellation Orion set with the sun.[83] Ovid's episode tells the story of Hyrieus and the three gods, although Ovid is bashful about the climax; Ovid makes Hyrieus a poor man, which means the sacrifice of an entire ox is more generous." Septentrionalis PMAnderson 01:54, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

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