Orpheus: Thracian, tried to save his wife, Eurydice from the underworld, but he looked back while they were fleeing & she was lost forever
Orpheus was born as a son of the Muse Kalliope and the Thracian king Oeagrus in a cave. He was Legendary Thracian musician, poet and prophet. He even had the ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music. He fell in love with Eurydice.
Orpheus and Eurydice married, but later that night, Eurydice was bitten by a snake and died. Distraught and mourning, Orpheus travels to the Underworld to try bring her back to life. He persuades Hades the God of the Underworld and unwilling wife Persephone to let Eurydice go, but her release comes with a catch: Eurydice must walk behind him as they ascend to the upper world, and Orpheus is forbidden from looking at her.
Unfortunately, Orpheus cannot resist the urge and just as they reach the exit. He turns around to look at Eurydice and she is immediately sent back to the Underworld forever.
Orpheus is devastated and roams the streets of Greece playing his sad songs. He died at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music.
He is one of the most significant figures in the reception of classical mythology in Western culture. He has been portrayed and referenced in many forms of art and popular culture including poetry, film, opera, music and culture.
Never look back, never…
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