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Orion Constellation And The Pyramids

Orion is the most conspicuous constellation found in the sky and it is located on the celestial equator. It is named after Orion, the hunter in Greek mythology. The brightest stars of Orion are Rigel, Mintaka, Alnilam,Betelgeuse, Bellatrix, Alnitak, Saiph and Meissa. It covers 594 square degrees and is the 26th largest constellation in size out of 88 constellations. It also homes 2 meteor showers which are associated with dust and debris left by Halley's comet. Orion is also home to a Nebula which is one of the most studied object in the night sky and exoplanets are also found in this constellation.

The seven brightest stars form an hour-glass-shaped pattern, four stars form a large rectangle and in the center is the Orion belt formed by Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka and a few stars form the Orion sword.

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The Orion Correlation Theory (OCT), which correlates the alignment of the Orion stars with the fourth Egyptian Pyramids Dynasty at Giza, was presented by a Belgian writer and lecturer, Robert Bauval. Bauval also claims that the Pyramids could be the Projection Portal for the Pharoah's soul to the home of ancestors in the Orion constellation, also stated in ancient pyramid texts at Saqqara.

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Orion is said to have connections with the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt. Pyramids of Giza were built nearly from 2550 to 2490 B.C by the Pharaohs. The 3 stars of the Orion belt that is Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka are aligned with the peaks of the Pyramids namely the pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre, and the pyramid of Menkaure. The stars of Orion were associated with Osiris, the god of rebirth. Egyptian mythology says that the Orion belt was the gateway to earth for the gods which started the human civilization. A lot of mystery is involved with the Pyramids, cosmology and ancient Egyptian mythology. It is believed that after millions of years, the stars of Orion will move away from each other, and Betelgeuse, for instance, will burst along with a few other stars.

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