The Myth

The story of Orpheus & Eurydice came from the Greek Myths.

Here are the exerpts from "Bulfinch's Mythology" published by Avenel Books

As Orpheus sang out his wish to beseech Hades and Persephene to grant him Eurydice again, all that were present were overwhelmed by his sadness.

Bulfinch wrote beautifully about this scene.

Hades and Persephene listened and yielded to Orpheus' pleading. They proceeded up the dark and steep passages in total silence until they had nearly reached the outlet into the upper world.

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His efforts to seek once more her return were in vain.

He rejected the Thracian maidens and they screamed to drown the music of his lyre which protected him. Now the weapons had hit Orpheus. Then the maniacs tore him limb from limb, and threw his head and his lyre into the river Hebrus.

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