Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
How certain are we of this "heaven's light" bit? I found some other sites about Orion which made some different claims:
- Wikiname potentially from “horion” meaning “boundary” or “limit” or from “ouron” meaning “urine.”
- ConstellationOfWords The name Orion is from Greek ourios, 'urine'.
- Theo Greek Mythology Ωριων > Ôriôn > Orion = Urine (ourios), Of
the Mountain (oros)
- Orion was born when the three gods Zeus, Poseidon and Hermes urinated on a bull-hide and buried it in the earth to provide King Hyrieus with a son. The boy was named Orion after the urine, but was also known by the name of Kandaon.