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Constellation of Orion. The red star on the top left is Betelgeuse. (Taken from APOD)

Betelgeuse, a star, the famous red supergiant in the constellation of Orion, is mentioned in Lin Carter's Carcosa Story About Hali as the home of They That Reign and was identified by August Derleth as the dwelling place of the Elder Gods. The Japanese associated it with the Heike or Taira clan, whose emblem was a red butterfly.


See also Aldebaran for a cosmic counterpart.

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