The constellation, Scorpius the scorpion.
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Chris Gleason, Windows to the Universe Original
To the ancient Greeks, the constellation Scorpius was the image of a scorpion.
was related to the death of the hunter Orion. There are several
different stories about Orion's death.
According to one story, Orion wanted to kill all the earth's wild animals
However, the earth goddess Gaia was not pleased with Orion's intention.
So, she sent a giant scorpion to attack Orion. No matter how hard he tried,
Orion could not defeat the scorpion. When he tried to escape, the scorpion
stung him to death with its poisonous tail.
As a reward for its service, Gaia placed the scorpion's image in the nighttime sky. To this day, it looks as if the scorpion is always chasing after Orion in the nighttime sky.
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