Orpheus

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  • La...La..... La......
  • I have to go to Tartarus and fix this. You shouldn't of died this way.
  • A river... puppies... boys a making twig boats.. la.... la...
  • Stand off! Only the dead go here.
  • Apollo gave Orpheus a little golden lyre, and taught him how to play. His mother, Calliope, taught him how to make verses for singing. Everyone, even animals, gathered around him to hear him sing. Eurydice, the girl with black hair, comes to hear him play every time, and they soon get married.
  • I love his playing and singing. Give in Hades, let him have his wife back.
  • I wish to take my wife back with me, her name is Eurydice, and she was brought here today.
  • No one comes to Tartarus without being sent for. No one has before, and no one will again.
  • Eurydice went to go get a bath in the lake, when suddenly Aristeus, a young king of Athens, came charging at her. Eurydice saw him and ran away; however, she wasn't paying attention, and she ran onto a bed of snakes. They bit her to death before she hit the ground, and she died. Orpheus came searching for her, and finds her dead next to the tree. He decides that she's not supposed to look like that, or that she should've died like that, so Orpheus decides to go to Tartarus, retrieve her soul, and bring it back to her body so they canbe happily married again.
  • I hope Hades kept his word and let me have Eurydice. I used to love that she walked soft, but now I wish she didn't.
  • Orpheus got to the gates of Tartarus, and sang his way in to get to where Hades lives to see if ask him for his wife back. He sings to the ferryman, Charon, and then the three headed dog, Cerberus, to get to Hades.
  • You're here!! Come back with me.....
  • Orpheus finds Hades on his throne with his wife, Persephone. Orpheus plays for them so he's able to explain to Hades why he's there. Persephone likes his playing, so Hades decides to listen to him. After some persuasion, Hades promises to let Eurydice go back with him as long as he doesn't look back on his way to the light, not even once, or the leniency will be revoked, and Eurydice will be taken from him again, and forever.
  • Orpheus head out, to exit Tartarus. As he rode in the boat towards the light, he wasn't sure if Eurydice was behind him because of how light she walked, so he kept asking questions, and wondering if she was really there. How did he know that this was not all a trick of Hades? Who calls the gods to judgement? Who can accuse them if they lie? Orpheus kept asking these questions and more in his head till he was almost to the light.
  • Orpheus came almost to light when he couldn't take it anymore, so he turned around to see if Eurydice was there, and that Hades kept his word. Orpheus got really happy because she was there. He reached out for her hand to draw her out into the light, but her hand turned to smoke, then her arm. Her body became a mist, and her face started to melt with its smile of welcome, then melted away forever. Her vapor blew away in the fresh current of air that blew through the crevasse from the upper world, and she was gone.
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