Name: Orion Common Name: The Hunter When Visible: Winter Mythology: Orion is a hunter. He is in the sky with his two dogs canis major and canis minor. Together they hunt celestial animals like the rabbits (lepus) and Taurus (the bull). Orion was killed when he stepped on Scorpius (the scorpion). The gods felt sorry for him so they placed him in the sky. He was also know the chase the seven sisters or Pleides.