Saturday, October 5, 2013

Boundaries Can Be Defeated!

Orpheus and Eurydice (Greek Mythology)
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Are you fond of Greek Mythology? If yes then you must have known the sad love story of Orpheus and Eurydice. The two lovers who tried to defeat the boundaries of death.

If you haven't heard of the story yet then let me give you a summary.

Orpheus was the son of Apollo and he was a very gifted musician whose music could charm mortals, animals and the trees. Eurydice was the wife of Orpheus, the two of them showed how much they love each other, that even death is can never separate the two. 

One day Eurydice was wandering with the nymphs. A shepherd named Aristaeus attempted to make advance towards Eurydice. Because of fear Eurydice ran off. While running she was bitten by a snake and died. 

Being so grief stricken Orpheus played his sorrows in his music which was heard by gods and men.Orpheus then came up with an idea and went to the underworld. He played music that made Hades, king of the underworld, decide to give Eurydice back to Orpheus. But in one certain condition. And that is to never look back to Eurydice unless they are already out of the underworld.

Orpheus agreed to the condition given to him. But as the two of them climb up out of the Underworld Orpheus can't stop himself to look back to his wife just to make sure that she was there. And as he looked back, his wife disappeared.

Grief and sorrow then filled his heart again. He tried to talk to Hades once again but his music never worked again the way it did before. Filled with sadness and sorrows Orpheus sang and never stops playing his lyre until mortals got mad and decided to kill him. As Orpheus dies he then walks with Eurydice forever.

Their story is sure a very sad one. But the love they have shown for each other is something worth reading.

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