The constellation is also known as the Hunter,
as it is associated with one in Greek mythology.
It represents the mythical hunter Orion,
who is often depicted in star maps as either facing the charge of Taurus, the bull,
pursuing the Pleiades sisters,
represented by the famous open cluster,
or chasing after the hare (constellation Lepus) with his two hunting dogs,
represented by the nearby constellations Canis Major and Canis Minor.