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    Orion at oceannavigator site
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2013 Feb 6, 12:13 -0800

    There is a weak article on Orion constellation lore at oceannavigator.com:
    http://www.oceannavigator.com/Web-Exclusives-2013/The-myths-of-Orion/

    I've already commented there, but I'll just add here, if you find anyone recommending R.H. Allen's "Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning" as a source, run! It was first published in 1899, and it creates an illusion of scholarship which many people still fall for. But it's filled with nonsense. The best modern work on star names and some constellation lore is "A Dictionary of Modern Star Names" by Kunitsch and Smart. Another reasonably good source is "Star Tales" by Ian Ridpath.

    Unfortunately, the article at oceannavigator.com repeats some twaddle about the pyramids at Giza representing Orion's belt. Here's a little background on that theory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_correlation_theory. It was fun in "Stargate SG-1" ...which was a sci-fi TV show. Perhaps the author of the article is a fan. :)

    -FER

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