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Orion There has been many different myths about Orion one of them is this He was the son of Hyrieus who was a handsome giant and hunter He was the lover of Artemis He was a great hunter and proclaimed to the gods that he could kill any animal alive Upon hearing this Artemis brother got jealous and challenged him to kill a great scorpion that lived on an island Orion took apollos challenge and went to kill the scorpion The scorpion ended up being too much for Orion and he jumped into the ocean to swim back to shore Apollo was angry that Orion escaped what was supposed to be his death went to his sister Artemis and and told her that he didnt think that she could hit a distant object in the ocean So she shot fired and her arrow was right on the mark As the object floated to shore Artemis found out that she had killed her lover Orion Orion was put in the sky beside two hunting dogs and surrounded by animals to hunt Orion supposedly still hunts the scorpion today but he will never be able to kill scorpion because it is never in the sky at the same time as him Scorpius Scorpius is the beast which was to finally kill the Great Hunter Orion Hydra The Hydra also called the serpent of Lerna it was a great beast with the body of a hound and 100 serpent heads It also had poisonous breath and it was so ugly that it caused most people to die from fear just when they looked at it One of Heracles great tasks was to kill this Hydra When he started to fight it he found out that every time he cut off one of its heads three grew back where the other was cut So to beat him he had Iolus burn the stump shut
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