August 21, 2011

Orpheus was a beautiful singer and lyre player. When his love, the nymph Eurydice, died, he went to Hades (underworld) to convince Hades (the God of the underworld) to give Eurydice back. Hades couldn't resist the music. He promised Orpheus Eurydice back, but only if he could walk all the way back without looking back once. He managed to get back to the gates of the underworld, but just before going trough, he wanted to make sure she was still following him, and looked back... and she was lost. He tried to go back for her, but this time Cerberus didn't forsake the gate and didn't let him through. Without Eurydice, Orpheus didn't want to go on living The Maenaden, female followers of Dionysos, loved his music and when he didn't play music anymore, they ripped him into pieces. His soul went to the underworld, and he was together with Eurydice again in the afterlive.


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