Orpheus Story

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  • We are the Thracian king and muse, Calliope.
  • I am Orpheus.
  • I am Eurydice.
  • Why am I being chased?
  • The Thracian King and the muse, Calliope, had a child named Orpheus he grew up to be a musician and poet. One day, he fell in love with a girl named Eurydice. They one day got married.
  • Why did this happen?
  • You may have your wife but, if you look back once, my leniency is broke.
  • Orpheus and Eurydice moved in together. Orpheus was so happy, that he stayed home everyday with Eurydice. He never went out to sing anymore. People started wondering why he never came out anymore.
  • Aristeus became curious about Eurydice and wanted to see her. He found her and charged at her. She started running but, she stepped in a nest of snakes and they bit her. She died that day.
  • Is she behind me?
  • Orpheus soon found Eurydice. He was so devastated. Soon, he went up to see Persephone and Hades.
  • Orpheus asked for his wife to live again and Hades denied. Orpheus played his lyre and made Hades change his mind. Hades said he can have his wife back but if he looks back on his journey home, his leniency is revoked and he will take Eurydice from Orpheus.
  • Orpheus is on his journey. He is wondering if Eurydice was behind him and questioned if Hades was playing him so, as time passed, he decided to look back. Unfortunately, it was too soon and Eurydice was taken away.
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