Once, Orion went to the island of Chios, where he was accommodated by the king Oenopion, a son of Dionysus and Ariadne.
When Orion laid eyes on the king's beautiful daughter Merope, he fell in love with her and asked the king for the hand of his daughter in marriage.
Unfortunately, the king didn't approve of this marriage. So one night, while Orion was sleeping, the king made him drunk, blinded him and threw him out by the seashore.
But Orion remained calm. Listening carefully to the sound of a workhop coming from far away, he slowly made his way to the forge of Hephaestus on the Greek island of Lemnos. Once there, he snatched up one of Hephaestus' servants, a young boy named Cedalion, put him on his shoulders and told him to guide him towards the rising sun.
Soon after Orion reached his destination, his sight was revived by the beneficial rays of the sun-god Helios, and he was able to see again.
Full of rage, Orion returned with all haste to attack Oenopion. However, Poseidon had provided the king with an underground constructed by Hephaestus, which was completely unaccessible.