Other Shapes in Orion

Other ancient people looked at the same seven stars and saw different things. People in ancient India called the stars “Mriga,” the deer. The Chinese saw “Tsan,” a soldier defending villages from invaders. The Japanese saw the long sleeve of a kimono, a type of dress.

Look at the photo of Orion below. What do you see?


The Constellation Orion
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Copyright Bernd Mienert. Courtesy of the Astronomical Image Data Archive.