The Constellation
Scorpius

the Constellation ScorpiusThe constellation Scorpius was placed in the sky by the spiteful Hera. Scorpius was the tiny scorpion which killed Orion with its sting.

The story unfolds in Greco-Roman mythology that Orion was a famed hunter. He boasted that he was the greatest hunter ever and that no beast could kill him. Hera, the Greek goddess, (the Roman goddess named Juno), decided to teach the hunter a lesson. She sent the tiny scorpion Scorpius to sting him. It stung him fatally and Orion and the scorpion were placed in the heavens. These enemies are never seen together in the sky. When Scorpius rises, Orion sets.

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