Originally, a meteor fell to earth, and whispered a prophecy. The prophecy went along the lines of the first person to use the meteor would get rich/good, 2nd death/bad, and the 3rd power. Shows a couple of back stories like a Chinese man dying from it, etc.
Eventually, the meteor is carved into a green lantern, and placed on a train. Alan Scott was working on a train, something happened, he was the only one that survived because of the lantern, the lantern gave him power, and he became Green Lantern.
That was his original origin, or something along those lines. This origin is from the early 40s.
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