Lakota hand constellation. The index finger is the bright star Rigel while the thumb is the Orion Nebula. Orion's belt makes up the wrist. The pinky is held by Beta Eridani, a star in the constellation Eridanis.
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Constellation of The Hand
According to the Lakota, the Constellation of the Hand, in the constellation
Orion, represents the arm of a great Lakota chief. The gods wanted to punish
the chief for his selfishness and made Thunder People rip out his arm.
daughter promised to marry anyone who would recover her father's arm. Fallen
Star, a young warrior, did so and married the daughter. The return of the
chief's arm means peace and harmony between the gods and the people.
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