Talk:Orion

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Etymology alternatives[edit]

How certain are we of this "heaven's light" bit? I found some other sites about Orion which made some different claims:

  1. Wikiname potentially from “horion” meaning “boundary” or “limit” or from “ouron” meaning “urine.”
  2. ConstellationOfWords The name Orion is from Greek ourios, 'urine'.
    • He was named Orion or Ourion (of ouria), urine
    • The Greek word for urine, ouron (or ourion), comes from the Indo-European root *wers
  3. 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.

Is it possible these might be true? Etym (talk) 23:16, 17 November 2013 (UTC)