To the ancient Greeks, the seven bright stars of Orion resembled a giant. The line of three stars was his belt, from which hung his sword. In the southern hemisphere, Orion’s belt is viewed either as the bottom of a pot or as a bird perch. Māori considered that Rigel, which they called Puanga, was a fruit, and birds would alight on the perch to feed.
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