Question: Who killed Orion?

Accounts of his death vary widely: some legends have him killed by Artemis for trying to rape her, others of Apollos jealousy over Artemis love of Orion; still other legends have him killed by a monstrous scorpion.

Who directly killed Orion?

Gaea, the goddess of the Earth, got angry and sent a giant scorpion which successfully killed Orion. Upon hearing the news, Artemis and Leto asked from Zeus to put their fellow hunter on the skies; Zeus agreed and turned Orion into a constellation, as well as the Scorpion that killed him.

Did Apollo kill Orion?

In vengeance, Oenopion blinded Orion and drove him away. Mother Earth (Apollo in some versions, disapproving of his sisters relationship with a male) objected and sent a giant scorpion to kill Orion. The creature succeeded, and after his death, the goddesses asked Zeus to place Orion among the constellations.

Why did Apollo kill Orion?

Orion, whilst swimming to escape a giant scorpion (again sent by Apollo) is killed by Artemis arrows after the goddess could only see his distant bobbing head and failed to recognise the hunter. This tragedy was after the two great hunters had been sporting around Crete together.

What happened with Artemis and Orion?

When clouds werent blocking her view, Artemis gazed down on Orion as he roamed around his deserted island, and she fell in love with him. He ordered Apollo to take a giant scorpion to the island. Apollo delivered the deadly beast during the day, when Orion was sleeping, knowing one bite would kill the hunter.

Who did Orion love?

Merope He is associated with the island of Chios, from which he is said to have driven the wild beasts. There he fell in love with Merope, daughter of the king of Chios, Oenopion. The king, who disapproved of Orion and continually deferred the nuptials, eventually had Orion blinded.

Is Apollo mortal or immortal?

Like all the Olympian gods, Apollo was an immortal and powerful god. He had many special powers including the ability to see into the future and power over light.

Who is Apollos wife?

Daphne ApolloConsortDaphne, Kyrene, Cassandra, Calliope, Coronis, Thalia, LeucotheaChildrenAsclepius, Troilus, Aristaeus, Orpheus, KorybantesParentsZeus and Leto6 more rows

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