- Astronomy by Hesiod 800BC - 700BC
Only fragments of this ancient text exist, but one of them gives you the low down on Orion.
- The Odyssey by Homer 801BC - 601BC
In this epic poem, Odysseus has an Orion sighting when he swings by the Underworld to consult with the seer, Tiresias.
- The Library of History by Diodorus Siculus 100BC - 2BC
Diodorus claims in his ancient poem that Orion was the biggest, strongest hero of all time. (We wonder what Heracles would have to say about that.)
- Metamorphoses by Ovid 2
Orion gets a few shout-outs (mostly as a constellation) in this collection of ancient poems.
- The Library by Apollodorus 99 - 199
Yup, Orion can walk on water. At least that's what Apollodorus says in this ancient text.
- L'Orione by Francesco Cavelli 1653
Orion gets caught up in a love triangle with Artemis and Eos in this opera.
- Orion by Ben Bova 1984
In this series of science fiction novels, Orion is reinvented as an eternal warrior fighting against a dark enemy through time and space. (Sounds cool.)
- Galileo Galilei by Philip Glass 2002
Blind Orion appears in an opera within an opera, where his searching for the sun is used as a metaphor for modern science.