Orpheus and Eurydice

By: Wells and Brandon

Story of Orpheus and Eurydice

Orpheus was a great musician. His music was loved by everyone such as humans, the gods, and animals. Orpheus was married to Eurydice and when she was killed by a snake, he was determined to get her back. He convinced Hades to let Eurydice come back to the world of living. The only thing that would stop from her coming back is if Orpheus looked at her before getting back to the world of living, she would be gone forever. Orpheus couldn't handle the temptation of not looking at her and he turned around too soon. After losing Eurydice forever, he wanders around in the world. Sadly, wandering leads him to his death by getting ripped to shreds.

Moral of the Story

Don't let temptations control or effect your life

Connections to Today

There are songs that are based off of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, such as "The Beat of Her Heart by Gungor" "Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus by Composer Judge Smith"

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