Most epic love stories end on a tragic note, and so does the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. This Buzzle article acquaints you with the most famous Greek myth. Read ahead to know more about this mythological saga of love and separation.
Orpheus in the underworld, Jan Brueghel the Elder 1594 Later, the Romans reworked the Persephone story and had Zeus, at her mother Demeter’s request send Hermes to the Underworld and successfully rescue Persephone.
Wingsinger Chimes of Orpheus - Black. The Chimes of Orpheus pay tribute to the son of the muse Calliope. In Greek mythology, Orpheus was known as a gifted poet and singer who had the ability to charm all living creatures with his song.
When Hermes delivers the flowers to Hera, he says, “I had Orpheus do the arrangement. Isn’t that too nutty?” The joke here is in the double use for the word “arrangement” - as in “floral arrangement” and “musical arrangement”. The voice for Hermes is bandleader Paul Shaffer, and in Greek mythology, Orpheus is known as “the father of songs”, so he would be the perfect choice to do an “arrangement”.
[This is a Roman mosaic of Orpheus Taming the Animals 204 CE] Orpheus was a greek legendary hero endowed with superhuman musical skills. Orpheus’s singing and playing were so beautiful that animals and even trees and rocks moved about him in dance.
audio story of Orpheus for The Cricket in Times Square (not sure where this is in Book.by site has many audio literature pieces)