Orion is the sky's most famous constellation because everyone in the world can see it. Lies right on the
celestial equator, which is the Earth's equator, projected into space. Not only its position but also its luminosity makes it markable. It is a constellation which contains
more bright stars than any other one in the sky.
Eskimos don't tell stories about the Southern Cross because they can never see it, just as Australian aborigines don't
tell tales about the Big Dipper for the same reason. But both groups told stories about the stars we call Orion the Hunter. Not only both of them, the 2 extremely located
populations on Earth, but a good deal of cultures distributed in time and space all over the Earth tell stories about it.
It seems to have taken its place in Holy Books, explicitly or implicitly. To find its location first draw a line from the galactic center to the Sun. Extend this line and look at the region
between -5° and 20°
The figure above should have been scanned from National Geographics. The one at left is taken
from net. As you see, they do not agree.
If we take the data from Wikipedia, we see the names and corresponding distances are Betelgeuse, Rigel, Bellatrix, Mintaka,
Alnilam, Alnitak and Saiph , and 643, 772, 243, 900, 1359, 800 and 724 respectively.
Disagreement of the various data should be a result of measurement accuracy and means, of course, we need further research.
But all data seem to agree with two verses from Holy Quran:
3/133 - And run all of you swiftly for forgiveness from your Lord and for a Garden whose breadth is the distance from
heavens to the earth, prepared for the pious.
32/5 - He regulates the affair from the heaven to the earth; then shall it ascend to Him in a day the measure of which is a
thousand years of what you count.
The original form of the first verse is " arduhas samawati vel ard " and its verbatim translation should be " whose
breadth is heavens and earth " . It may be inter- preded in two ways, one being meaningless .
MYTHS and SPECULATIONS
First of all it should be mentioned that the name orion is derived from uri-anna i,e. heavenly light. This indicates
that the old cultures have somehow associated the constellation with the heavens.
There are a good deal of myths that can be reached via Google search. Some in Wikipedia and some in
crystalinks.com are to be mentioned.
The second has also an interesting news taken from BBC (Jan. 21, 2003) : The oldest image of a star pattern, that
of the famous constellation of Orion, has been recognized on an ivory tablet some 32,500 years old.
This of course can be considered a pointer for a rewritten history.
As far as speculations are concerned, there are a good deal of books and web sites written. They mostly fall short of
acceptable scientific proofs. They are not generally accepted.
That the 3 pyramids can be associated with the Belt Stars and the sphinx with Sirius seems plausible.
There are so many stars and constellations. Humans seem to have concentrated rather on Orion and Sirius. It may be
due to the fact that they are the brightest, among the brightest. It may also be due to some other reasons.
Once the belt stars of Orion are detected, Sirius is easy to detect. Just look at, along their line, left and down.
It is the brightest star in the sky, twice as bright as its next. Inferior to only the planets Venus and Jupiter and
the Moon. At times, Mercury and Mars are also brighter than Sirius.
Sirius is a binary star system consisting of two white stars orbiting each other, about 8.5 l.y. away from us.
Analyses in 2003 and 2005 found Sirius's membership in the group Ursa Major to be questionable: the Ursa Major Group has
an estimated age of 500±100 million years, while Sirius, with metallicity similar to the Sun's, has an age that is only half this, making it too young to belong to the group.
MYTHS and SPECULATIONS
Also around Sirius, there are a great deal of myths and legends. It is Orion's dog. It is Isis of Egypt. It is commonly the
Myths set aside, it is one of the rare stars which has been identified as God. Even the turkish word Tan(dawn)-rı(light) , which means God, seems to be
be stemmig from. So is chinesisch Tien-Shan. Japanisch "Tenrō" seems to stem from turkish.
It should be remembered that the mountains carrying these names have the White Pyramid on. Dog ancestry and totemic worship is rather widespread but particularly common in eastern
Asia and North America.
Human beings can not be descent from dog; nor an human can be brought from 8.5 l.y. away. If there is sense behind these myths, it can only be in the
We also ran into a good amonut of associations between sirius, pentagram, goat and satan. We do not want to repeat them here but we want to make our original contributions:
1- Azazel (azaz-el) very probably means dear one of the Lord/God .
2- Sheitan and iblis are to be distinguished. Iblis takes part at the God-interface whereas sheitan has the human interface. Wikipedia says "By refusing to obey God’s order he was thrown out of Paradise and thereafter he
was called 'Sheytan'" and points out some discrepancies. Name change is not accepted in our wiev and discrepancies are to be resolved if we adopt the previously mentioned facts and;
a - Iblis is singular, an old pseudo angel and has intelligence.
b - Sheitan is product of Iblis, plural, not necessarily intelligent.
Considering Van Allen Belt, verse 67/5 in Quran seems to support this view. So does the second associated meaning of the word
given as a "dust storm", considering elementary particles and EM waves. They may gain meaning interacting with human body depending on the existence of their receptors.
The associations may be true; it may be that the Iblis has its support on Sirius. If Holy Books, especially Quran is
the truth, He was ordered to descend from the heavens as we are. Considering the geometry we have given, we seem to have descended to a place nearer to the center of the galaxy.
He is also to be expected in that direction.
It may also be true that the World is now spirutually invaded in accordance with predictions "Gokten yere iner Zuhre, Insanları çeker muhre"
(The morning star descends from the heavens, He brands the humans. Said about 800 years ago, by Yunus Emre). These all belong to agnost. They may be intuitively felt, but can
not be proven.
They all may as well be far from the truth. Considering our situation we need to make gnost out of agnost. But first we consider the measurables,
better said reconsider them. That we will do in the next pages. It does not make much difference if we have been cheated or not, it does not change our situation but our understanding.