Constellation Orion: mysterious connections with ancient civilizations

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NEW YORK, BRONX (ORDO News) — Ancient monuments located around the world bear mysterious traces of the Orion Constellation. Why was this particular pattern of stars so important to ancient man? Why did they create incredible monuments that imitate this section of the night sky?

The answer to these questions may be related to the nebula where stars are born, and to the mythology of various ancient civilizations.

The constellation Orion is one of the brightest and most famous in the sky. It can be easily found even without special astronomy skills.

The name “Orion” comes from the Greek demigod hunter who was placed among the stars by Zeus after his death. The three main objects in the constellation – Alnilam, Alnitak and Mintaka – form its famous belt.

Constellation Orion mysterious connections with ancient civilizations
Constellation Orion mysterious connections with ancient civilizations

Historical sources offer different versions of the origin and death of Orion. Egyptian mythology mentions that the gods came to Earth from the stars, including the stars in Orion’s belt and Sirius. The ancient Egyptians believed that these aliens, Osiris and Isis, created our civilization.

Likewise, the constellation Orion and Sirius were important objects in the night sky for the Greeks, Babylonians, and many other ancient civilizations.

However, despite the differences in mythology, all these civilizations distinguished Orion’s belt among all the stars in the sky.

This could be a mere coincidence or indicate that Orion had special significance to ancient people. Perhaps he was connected with higher beings or even star travelers?

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It is interesting to note that texts were discovered inside one of the Egyptian pyramids claiming that Pharaoh Unis did not die, but flew to one of the stars in Orion’s belt.

The Babylonians also described the constellation Orion as a certain supreme being, the “Faithful Shepherd of Heaven.”

Their star catalogs contained accurate descriptions of the movements of celestial bodies, which may indicate that the ancient civilization of Babylon received knowledge from star travelers.

Ultimately, the mystery of the Orion Constellation remains unsolved. We can only guess what connections and symbolic meanings were assigned to this pattern of stars by ancient civilizations.

However, his presence on ancient monuments around the world suggests that Orion was something special and important to them.


News agencies contributed to this report, edited and published by ORDO News editors.

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