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Orion, more than a constellation

Orion more than a constellation

Orion constellation

It’s a global phenomenon. The Orion constellation is a pattern of stars that is repeated in monuments throughout the ancient world, from Egypt to Mexico, this constellation has been the center of the skies for our ancestors, but why was Orion so important to the ancient civilizations? why are monuments, such as the Pyramids of Egypt mapped in such a way that these constructions mimic the skies?

The whole city of Teotihuacán seems to be aligned astronomically. It is consistently oriented 15 to 25 degrees east of true north, and the front wall of the Pyramid of the Sun is exactly perpendicular to the point on the horizon where the sun sets on the equinoxes. The rest of the ceremonial buildings were laid out at right angles to the Pyramid of the Sun. The Avenue of the Dead points at the setting of the Pleiades.

Another alignment is to the dog star Sirius, sacred to the ancient Egyptians, which has led some to suggest a link between the great pyramids of Egypt and Mexico. Orion, more than a constellation, s global phenomena.

The Orion constellation

Orion is clearly visible in the night sky from November to February. Orion is in the southwest sky if you are in the Northern Hemisphere or the northwestern sky if you are in the Southern Hemisphere. It is best seen between latitudes 85 and -75 degrees. Its right ascension is 5 hours, and its declination is 5 degrees. Alnilam, Mintaka and Alnitak, which form Orion’s belt, are the most prominent stars in the Orion constellation. Betelgeuse, the second brightest star in Orion, establishes the right shoulder of the hunter. Bellatrix serves as Orion’s left shoulder.

The Orion Nebula—a formation of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases rather than a star—is the middle “star” in Orion’s sword, which hangs off of Orion’s Belt. The Horsehead Nebula is also nearby. Other stars in the constellation include Hatsya, which establishes the tip of Orion’s sword that hangs off the belt, and Meissa, which forms Orion’s head. Saiph serves as Orion’s right knee. Rigel forms the hunter’s left knee.

Orion and the constellation Cygnus and may others ( a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way. Its name is the Latinized Hellenic (Greek) word for swan. One of the most recognizable constellations of the northern summer and autumn, it features a prominent asterism known as the Northern Cross) have been so important to all of these ancient civilizations and somehow this importance is linked to where we came from and probably where we’re going.

In 2006 The Hubble Space Telescope captured a never-before-seen images of the Orion Nebula– a massive star formation 1,500 light-years from Earth. The panoramic photo reveals more than 3,000 stars in various stages of life and gives researchers new insight into the formation of celestial objects and planetary systems and according to modern scientists, it is here, in this mysterious cloud of dust and gas, that stars and planets may have been created billions of years ago.

Astronomers usually refer to it as M42 and it is there where stars are being born, so the Orion constellation is one of the most prominent star formations in the night sky and has been revered by ancient cultures around the globe for thousands of years. Named after the Greek demigod Orion in the 8th century B.C., when connected, the stars form the head, shoulders, belt and feet of a man and according to Greek mythology, Orion was a giant born with superhuman abilities, a mighty hunter who killed animals with an unbreakable bronze club. When the Greek hero was eventually slain, he was placed among the stars for eternity. His father was Poseidon.

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Teotihuacan and Orion, in “perfect” alignment. Credit: History Channel

According to Egyptian mythology, the gods descended from the belt of Orion and Sirius– the brightest star in the sky. The ancient Egyptian civilization firmly believed that from Sirius and Orion beings came in the form of humans– Osiris and Isis and they instigated the human race.

Sirius and Orion are critically important because they represent Isis and Osiris, the god and goddess from which all of Egyptian civilization and, ultimately, all of human civilization, supposedly sprang. The ancient Egyptians were very clear and we find evidence in writings that Orion was linked with creation, Orion and Osiris are the same in ancient Egypt and the Egyptians believed that Osiris will return from Orion one day, and not only in Egypt we find tales of “Gods” promising to return and we can find this practically in every culture in antiquity which had the knowledge of somebody who would return one day.  The concept that the three pyramids at Giza are in a special alignment of Orion’s Belt is amazing. Why does the Great Pyramid have air shafts that point to Orion? These are just some of the question that– until today, do not have a clear answer.

Star diagramIf we move 500 miles south of Cairo, we will find on a desolate plain in the eastern region of the Sahara Desert the mysterious archaeological site known as Nabta Playa.  Discovered by a team of scientists in 1974, researchers believe the stones scattered here were once part of a vast ritual center for an ancient civilization that thrived from 6400 to 3400 B.C., just before the rise of the Egyptians. Nabta Playa is different it wasn’t a settlement. One of the centerpieces is a circle that has been called the “mini Stonehenge of the desert.” For more than three decades, this circular stone structure and its intricate alignment to the stars of the Orion constellation have baffled archaeologists. The builders of Nabta Playa seem to be aware of a level of physics and understandings of mathematics that allowed them to build these structures in relation to the Orion constellation.

Engineer Robert Bauval and astrophysicist Thomas Brophy have studied the configuration of this mysterious monument for more than ten years, in their book Black Genesis they suggest the stone circle is a star-viewing diagram that aligns with the belt stars of Orion at the summer solstice. The calendar circle is this smaller stone arrangement, and the calendar circle represents a diagram that teaches how the sky moves long-term.  So what we’re looking at right here is a small mock-up of the actual calendar circle of Nabta Playa.

According to mainstream scientists, radiocarbon dating indicates the site was constructed nearly 7,000 years ago. Taking this time frame into account, Brophy studied the positioning of the gates and the center stones, and discovered that it was then, in 4900 B.C., when three of the center stones lined up precisely with three of the brightest stars in the constellation of Orion.


Just 35 miles northeast of Mexico City lie the ruins of Teotihuacán, an ancient city once inhabited by more than 150,000 people. Researchers believe the impressive structures here including two large pyramids and a temple were built in the second century B.C. and like the Egyptian pyramids of Giza, the monuments point directly to the three stars of Orion’s Belt. This is not coincidental, there is just so much evidence and Orion is clearly an important location in the skies to the Civilization in America and Africa. The layout of the pyramids of Teotihuacán are in the formation of Orion’s Belt its clear as water. They say it is a point of creation. And history tells us  that in 3114 B.C., the gods came from the heavens to Earth in a convention, and this convention occurred in Teotihuacán.

orions belt orientation pyramidsThe construction of Teotihuacán was attributed to the Quinametzin Giants; Quinametzin(Náhuatl), a race of giants who, legend says, populated the world during the previous era and whose survivors were hidden in those days. “The Quinametzin were created during the era of the “Sun of Rain” and its ruler was Tlaloc. His rule ended when Quetzalcóatl made ​​“rain fire” and the Quinametzin burned to death.”

Also what is incredably interesting is that the pyramids in Teotihuacán reflect the position of Computer chips. “The city layout resembles a computer circuit board with 2 large processor chips. The pyramid of the Sun and the Moon are connected by the long, now called Avenue of the Death, that runs from the North to the South. There is another avenue, of equal length, that runs from East to West. Along the avenue, there are a series of open courtyards with small platforms. The courtyards are 475.72ft./145 m. wide. There are numerous similarities to the pyramids of Giza, in Egypt using the same mathematics as in the Giza plateau. The base of the Great pyramid and the one of the Sun in México measures 750 square feet. The pyramid of the Sun is exactly half as tall as the pyramid of Giza.” -  History Channel

Another amazing site which has a direct connection to the Orion constellation is located in northeastern Arizona. Here the Native American Hopi tribe has called these peaks of the Colorado plateau home for more than 1,000 years. High above the Arizona desert, their reservation, encompassing more than 1.5 million acres, consists of 12 villages.   According to research both the Hopi landscape and the tribe’s mythology are centered on Orion.

hopiandorionThe Hopi migrated all over the Southwest and after a series of building villages and abandoning these villages, they came to these three primary mesas in Northern Arizona. They call them first, second and third mesas. The Hopi mesas shape Orion’s Belt image and it is said that the Hopi specifically came here because of the shape, so  we know for sure that the Hopi were extremely interested in Orion’s Belt and for them his was the center of their universe. They say it is a place where they can make contact with the gods and according to some researchers, not only do the three mesas represent the stars in Orion’s Belt, but when connected to other Hopi landmarks throughout the Southwest, the collective sites map the entire body of the Orion constellation.

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The three Hoppi Mesas align “perfectly” with he constellation of Orion. Credit History Channel.

Every major star of the constellation corresponds to a ruin site or a village that the Hopi are currently living in. When we take a look at the left shoulder of Orion we find a  place called Wupatki, it’s north of Flagstaff, Arizona the Hopi built this ruin about 1,120 A.D. Then we find another place called Homolovi ruin by Winslow, Arizona, this one corresponds to the right shoulder of Orion and the star Betelgeuse and the Hopi also settled up north of the mesas and here we find that the sites correspond to the star Rigel. So we can find a whole complex of villages that corresponds to the right foot of Orion the star Saiph. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

If you look at the Sumerian, the Egyptian, the stories of the Maya, if you look at all these cultures, what you’ll see is the same story told in different ways in different languages. Those who came from the stars came here, and they started human civilization. And what is incredible is that all of these stories, legends and tales have to do directly with the constellation of Orion, and having said that, it cannot be a coincidence.

What we need to do is focus our research into Orion, we need to try and understand why the ancient civilizations that ruled the world, thousands of years ago, gave so much importance to this constellation that they decided to build monuments, and cities depicting the stars on the ground. We need to study the history and look for further evidence now that we have the technology that will allow us to obtain answers to hundreds if not thousand’s of questions that the human race has in regards of the origin and the purpose of life altogether.

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Ivan Petricevic
Ivan is a freelance writer, editor-in-chief of ancient-code.com, he also writes for EWAO, Share Knowledge, Svemir Online and Ancient Origins.

History, Archaeology, Space and world’s mysteries are some of the topics he writes about.

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  • MisterX9

    I wrote something very similar to this a few years ago but didn’t post it anywhere but that doesn’t matter. What matters is your suggested focal point to understand why we think Orion is so important to humans. The constellation–not just the belt–has stirred the imagination for thousands of generations and possible representations are found in ancient ruins. You also make a good point in in that a significant messiah and in some case a god itself promises to that society its eventual return. I’m interested in finding out why a significant one leaves and promises to return? I too am looking for real answers and frankly really dismayed by all the conspiratorial information littering the blog-sphere and YouTube. Something about “Orion” appears to unite some people that appear to have similar traits. These are all questions that I work on in my spare time.

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    • trm

      its connected with sri lanka and its ancient history of Buddhism..(stupa in Anuradhapura)

  • Joseph Mason

    Stan Romanek claims to have received information from supposed ETs that
    included equations and a hypercube, where Orion is depicted —





    • http://www.unduecoercion.org Adam Marshall Dobrin


  • pve

    the picture with the stones in the sand looks like a mini stone henge

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  • Evan Thompson

    To note. he White House, the FDR Memorial
    (opening 1997) and the proposed World War II Veterans Memorial,
    are astronomically aligned to the belt stars of the Orion constellation

    • Tizzytay89

      thats crazy dope son

  • Evan Thompson

    Weird, what does this really mean

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  • etta

    I don’t share this often, because of the weird reactions that I get from people, but I will tell the story here after hearing the question in the documentary about whether our planet, and perhaps the universe, was seeded from Orion. I don’t know about the Orion part, but I can speak to the ‘seeded’ comment…for what it’s worth…
    Years ago I taught beadwork in a local store. One evening a student, a middle-aged woman, appeared near closing and stayed until the owner and I were there. Then she said that she had something to share with us. She said we wouldn’t believe it and would think she was crazy, but she had been instructed that this was her mission, and that she would know the people to share it with when she met them…and we were two. Then she held out her hand and said ‘I was visited by aliens, and they gave me this.’ In her hand, wrapped in a piece of what appeared to be white paper was what appeared to be, and we soon learn felt like, plain brown clay. She said the aliens told her that it contained ‘all the seeds of the universe’, and that no matter how much she shared, it was never empty, and though she never wet it, it was never dry. She said we each were to take it and pinch it until we felt a hard, tiny speck, like sand, then to pinch it out with a little of the clay and put it on a piece of tape, fold it over, and pin it to something so as not to lose it, that it would grow into a crystal. We did. There’s LOTS more to the story, but to make it short (too late), we still have it, and it has a new home where it has been growing for over 25 years now, calving off several new tiny crystals, seeding the walls of its glass home with nests of crystal ‘eggs’. It’s incredible through a 60x scope. The original is a group of parallel double-terminated crystals. It calved off a cluster next. There are now 4 fully visible crystals and a wealth of nests. I believe in magic because I hold it in my hand every day and watch it happen…..
    Don’t care if you believe me or not. We know.

    • Sofia

      Etta, is there any way it could visit or see these formations? Please contact me! That is so beautiful, and I don’t doubt you for a second.

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      Please share more with us. I believe you.

    • sChas Bickel

      Could you show a pic?

    • justbrenda

      Ohhhh Etta … I need some! ♥

    • Seedoforion

      i believe you, i have been visited by aliens too but the unfriendly type. how did that woman describe the alien she saw? did it have blonde hair and blue eyes? do you have any pictures of the seed/crystals?

    • celsiusrising

      If you have occasion to climb Bell Rock in Sedona, AZ, you will find little pockets of crystals growing all over it.

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    I tend not to discuss any experiances with people because its pointless to open a box that cant hold everything you want to put in it. Anyway I am fascinated with the some of your post and experiences and I love the feeling of knowing that when I feel or see things that are considered phenomenal that I am not crazy. Twice in my life I have see patches of stars move in the sky . I have actually come to the point of consciouness where I can actually say that anything close to an idea from man is BS. Religion included , yes it creates hope and gives us the moral structure that is needed to establish structure in our lives but the truth is far beyond our grasp until we actually realize that the truth is everything opposite of what we see has possible or realistic .There is no truth there is just that moment in life when you realize that everything you believe is real and everything you doubt is possible and that this world is one of many and this existence is hamster wheel.

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  • sChas Bickel

    Alright this will be long so bare with me, Yes all ancient civilizations were mimicking Orion, But the people who decoded their hieroglyphics and building structures got it all wrong when they point to Sirius, Obviously anyone decoding messages and looks to Sirius Because Orion belt points to that Bright Star, But they followed the belt the wrong way if you follow Orion Belt the other way it leads you to Taurus and in Taurus there is a cluster of Stars seen by the Naked Eye Known as the Pleiades. THIS is the star system the ancients are talking about. Look at the research done by Herschel:


    Now at Stonehenge all the way in UK:

    The Mayan Temples of Tikal:

    Gobekli Type (Turkey):

    Dogon Tribe Africa:

    Easter Island (Off coast of south America):

    He has many others if you look at his Star Map collection, if they blow your mind like it did mine this one will spread the pieces to the cosmos. There is the exact map on the Mars Cydonia site:

    SO if all the ancients are pointing to the Pleiades as where they came from, check out this new find from Astronomers:
    They literally say that there was a collision here in the life zone of two planets and now there is a planet being made in the life zone of this solar system, exactly how astronomers believe Earth was made. What if the people living on these planets knew of their demise and sent out ships to this Solar System since the Pleiades is the closest Star System to ours. Makes perfect sense! Or maybe I am full of it.

  • Scott Weatherall

    Just stumbled across something might be of use, in the rendalsham
    moor ufo case the witness discribed a hilogriphic, I searched it its a circle with a triangle with two small circles contained if your looking
    down on that and imagine a pyramid base to the point you get orion,
    not only that but contained you have all the ratios for the earth, sun, and moon from the triangle? Funny or what the truth is out there !!!

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  • GoldFlute

    Maybe we’re looking in the wrong place (Orion’s belt)? Maybe it’s just a marker for easy identification? Maybe what we should focus on is Orion’s Nebula.
    According to The Book Of Enoch, it is there where the watchers “chose their leaders” and conspired against the will of God. It is also there where they are now kept as “prisoners” (in the Nebula). More specifically, the 7 stars in the Nebula. (Perhaps the Trapezium?)
    According to my – perhaps flawed – understanding, there are 5 stars in the Trapezium…A-B-C-D-E (with A and B being binaries).
    I am not an astrologer, but it appears that Enoch is describing the Nebula when he writes of “fiery columns”, “place where water is collected”, “desolate area” (supposed black hole), 7 stars (mountains)…

  • bob

    Tgiza pyramid codes year 33 and 1844. Same dates as in book of Daniel, old testament predicting Christ’s coming first and return dates. Exact match before it happened. You r all left behind now sleeping and not on ur watch. Study

  • darludacha

    Its just wonderful to read ‘Orion more than a constellation’. I found your article through asking exactly the same question- Why were the ancients so interested in Orion. If you go to mythicalireland.com you will find the results of years of work on the Boyne Valley and the Orion constellation- By Anthony Murphy and Richard Moore

    ‘“The summer solstice is a very significant time in this current era,”
    Richard explained. “On this day, the sun is located above Orion, in his
    upraised hand, as if he is holding onto it. This is something that only
    happens in this modern age. The sun’s solstice positions are slowly
    regressing through the Zodiac, taking almost 26,000 years to complete
    one revolution. So when the summer solstice sun’s position gradually
    moves out of Orion’s hand, as it will do over the next few decades, it
    will be almost 26,000 years before that happens again.”

    Moore and Murphy are convinced that the builders of Newgrange were aware of this 26,000-year movement, known to astronomers today as the
    ‘Precession of the Equinoxes’.
    So we live in a very important time and our questions arise now.

    Were the ancients sending a message forward to our time for some reason?

  • Steven Irizarry

    whats more weird in the fact that a sun like star is within the same area

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