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Answered 2008-05-07 03:39:23

because constellations don't look a whole lot like actual people or dogs. throw down a few random dots on a piece of paper and I bet you could come up with a hundred possibilities for "constellations"

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What star constellation is named afterthe great hunter?

Orion is the hunter.

What is the meaning of the constellation Orion?

Orion,the Great Hunter

How did Orion the constellation get its name?

This constellation is named after a hunter in Greek mythology by the name of Orion. Homer's epic called the 'Odyssey' has a mythic tale about this great hunter.

What is the name of the constellation that is also known as The Great Hunter?

Orion, which is located on celestial equator.

How did Orion become a constellation?

The earliest reference to Orion was in a mammoth ivory carving which was found over 32,000 years ago. It references a great hunter. The constellation can be seen throughout the world.

Who is Orion in the zodiac?

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How did constellation Ryan's Belt get its name?

It's not a constellation but a group of stars, and it's 'Orion's Belt', not 'Ryan's Belt' - you're heard it wrong. The formation 'Orion's Belt' is in the constellation 'Orion' - supposedly Orion was a great hunter who Zeus put up among the stars.

How did orion get its name?

Orion got its name from Artemies. Orion was a great hunter. Atemies brother, Apollo, tricked his sister Artemies and Artemies killed Orion. After she found out it was a trick from her brother, she felt bad for him that she put him up in the sky with his nameanother version is that Orion was fighting with a scorpion but got killed by the scorpion. so Artemies put both of them into the sky. But she put them up into the sky in the opposit side of the sky.The Orion constellation got its name due to the fact that it resembled the character Orion from mythology. Orion was a great hunter and the constellation resembles a hunter.

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The saucepan constellation is part of a bigger constellation what is it?

The 'saucepan constellation' is The Big Dipper / The Plough, and it is not a 'constellation', as you rightly suggested, but part of Ursa Major ('The Great Bear').

What is the constellation Canis Major The Great Dog supposed to look like an animal person etc?

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What is another name for constellation?

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How many stars are in the Great Bear?

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Is the big dipper part of the constellation called the great bear?

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A northern circumpolar constellation the great bear?


What constellation represents the Great Bear?

Ursa Major

What are the ursa major constellation names?

Great Bear

Where is the constellation Sirius?

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Which constellation is represented as a great winged horse?

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What culture named the constellation?

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What is the Latin name for the great bear constellation?

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Which constellation is also called the Great Bear?

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Which constellation is called the 'Great Dog'?

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