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Orpheus and Eurydice

Greek mythology

This is one of the most popular Greek myths. Orpheus was a poet and musician who could play the lyre so well that gods, humans, animals and even rocks were touched and enchanted. He deeply loved his wife Eurydice, and when she died bitten by a snake, he went to Hades to bring her back. Orpheus moved all the gods and monsters with his music and voice, so he was allowed to take Eurydice back with him, provided that he promised not to look at her until they reached home. Unluckily he couldn't resist and he didn't keep the promise, so he definitely lost her.

♣ Interesting links:

Orpheus Today ~ Ralph Abraham
The Orpheus Myth in Opera ~ Venderbilt University
Orpheus and Eurydice in Greek Mythology ~ Mythography
Orpheus Myth ~ Highland Park Elementary
The Historical Path of the Orpheus Myth to the Middle Ages ~ Robert Sanderson

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