The Babylonian Star Charts of the late Bronze Age name Orion "MULSIPA . ZI.AN . NA", meaning "The Heavenly Shepherd" or "True Shepherd of Anu" - Anu being the chief creator god of the Anunnaki in the heavenly realms.
The Bible mentions Orion three times:
Job 9:9 ("He is the maker of the Bear and Orion"),
Job 38:31 ("Can you loosen Orion`s belt?")
Amos 5:8 ("He who made the Pleiades and Orion"). In ancient A-Ram, the constellation was known as Nephila, Orion's descendants were known as Nephilim (Anunnaki - the ones that fell from Heaven).
The stars of Orion were associated with Osiris, the sun-god of rebirth and afterlife, by the ancient Egyptians.
Orion has also been identified with the last Egyptian Pharaoh of the Fifth Dynasty called Unas who, according to the Pyramid Texts, became great and powerful by eating the flesh of his mortal enemies and then slaying and devouring the Gods themselves. This was based on a belief in contiguous magic, whereby consuming the flesh of great people would bring inheritance of their power. After devouring the Gods and absorbing their spirits and powers, Unas journeys through the day and night skies to become the star SABU, also known to us as Orion. The Pyramid Texts also show that the dead Pharaoh was also identified with the God Osiris, whose form in the stars was often said to be the constellation of Orion.
Lambda Orionis (λ Ori, λ Orionis) is a Star in the constellation Orion. It has the traditional names Meissa or Heka. "Meissa" derives from the Arabic "Al-Maisan" which means "The Shining One". This term was used for Gamma Gemini , but was somehow also mistakenly applied to λ Orionis and the name stuck.
The original Arabic name for this star, "Al Hakah", the source for "Heka", means "a White Spot" and refers to the faint background light of the star but is also perhaps indicative of Orion having been seen in early Arab astronomy as a black sheep with a white spot in the center.