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Orpheus and Eurydice is a famed myth of ancient Greece that tells of love loss and the power of art What this paper is set forth to do take a look into this myth by summarizing it looking a modern interptition and viewing some of the authors thoughts about this myth While looking at Ovids work you will see the overlying idea of the myth and the summery of it Then we will go to the modern interpretation Black Orpheus There we will compare and contrast some of the ideas Finally we will get to the authors views are like what he thinks the myth is about The myth starts with a man that was given power by the gods to play the most wonderful music that world had ever heard He made such wonderful music with his lyre that even the trees and rocks were moved Orpheuss music even over come the mighty Sirens who where believed to have make sailors though themselves overboard when hearing there song To finally when the sailors came to the rocky shore of the Sirens they would die After this adventure with Jason and Argonauts is when he would find his true love Eurydice On the day that Orpheus and Eurydice where to be wed the young bride was bitten by a snake in the grass Orpheuss songs of grief were not only heard here on earth but so did the gods above on mount Olympus So Orpheus made his way though a cave to get to the under world While there he made his way to Hades himself to plead and sing for him so that he may have his one and only true love back After listening to Orpheuss song Hades himself was shedding a tear From that tear heads calls out her name Eurydice she then appeared with her limping foot Orpheus was aloud to take her with him as long as while on there
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