Lambda Orionis (λ Ori / λ Orionis) is a star in the constellation Orion. It also 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 (Alhena), 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.