The fall of eurydice in the category of ancient greek tragedies

In any case, Orpheus died, but the Muses decided to save his head and keep it among the living people to sing forever, enchanting everyone with his lovely melodies and tones.

orpheus and eurydice story

According to various versions of the myth, Orpheus started playing a mourning song with his lyre, calling for death so that he could be united with Eurydice forever.

In particular, the name Eurudike "she whose justice extends widely" recalls cult-titles attached to Persephone.

orpheus and eurydice

As Greek myth states, Hades took Persephone, daughter of Demeter, down to the Underworld to be his wife, and he allows her to return above ground for six months during the year.

He was afraid that perhaps his wife might need his help - it was a very scary trip back to the surface. Hades set one condition, however: upon leaving the land of death, both Orpheus and Eurydice were forbidden to look back.

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Until the show was over, everyone watching was completely stuck in a trance — enveloped by the music and visuals. With such talented parents, it was no wonder that Orpheus was a gifted musician.

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Thinking it a simple task for a patient man like himself, Orpheus was delighted; he thanked the gods and left to ascend back into the world. He also managed to charm Cerberus , the three-headed dog. Hades agreed to let Eurydice follow her husband back to earth and life. In any case, while fleeing or dancing, she was bitten by a snake and died instantly. Traditionally, Orpheus was the son of a Muse probably Calliope , the patron of epic poetry and Oeagrus, a king of Thrace other versions give Apollo. The couple climbed up toward the opening into the land of the living, and Orpheus, seeing the Sun again, turned back to share his delight with Eurydice. She was the wife of Orpheus , who tried to bring her back from the dead with his enchanting music.

The myth may have been derived from another Orpheus legend in which he travels to Tartarus and charms the goddess Hecate. Other versions of the story relate that Eurydice was merely dancing with the Nymphs.

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He looks back and sees Eurydice slip away back into the Underworld. He also managed to charm Cerberus , the three-headed dog. According to another version, Zeus decided to strike him with lightning knowing Orpheus would reveal the secrets of the underworld to humans. However, when Hymen was called to bless the marriage, he predicted that their perfection was not meant to last. Having pleaded with her husband for vengeance, Lucretia took out a dagger and stabbed herself. His music was magical. Until the show was over, everyone watching was completely stuck in a trance — enveloped by the music and visuals. Plato's representation of Orpheus is in fact that of a coward; instead of choosing to die in order to be with his love, he mocked the deities in an attempt to visit Hades, to get her back alive. The motive and manner of his death vary in different accounts, but the earliest known, that of Aeschylus , says that they were Maenads urged by Dionysus to tear him to pieces in a Bacchic orgy because he preferred the worship of the rival god Apollo. Versions[ edit ] In Virgil 's classic version of the legend, it completes his Georgics , a poem on the subject of agriculture. Orpheus is ultimately killed either by beasts tearing him apart, or by the Maenads , in a frenzied mood. Orpheus fell in love with Eurydice , a woman of unique beauty and grace, whom he married and lived happily with for a short time. The myth may have been derived from another Orpheus legend in which he travels to Tartarus and charms the goddess Hecate.

According to another version, Zeus decided to strike him with lightning knowing Orpheus would reveal the secrets of the underworld to humans.

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Ancient Greek Myths for Kids: Orpheus and Eurydice