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  Orpheus, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Orpheus, king of the Ciconians, is counted among the ARGONAUTS.
Orpheus married Eurydice 5, but she, while strolling through the grass with a group of naiads, was smitten in the ankle by a serpent, which shot its poison into her body and killed her.
But others point out that Orpheus did not receive his wife back, because his attempt was the quest of a coward, who was not willing to die for her but entered the Underworld alive, and alive he left both Underworld and wife, who in that way died twice.
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 Mythography | The Greek Lovers Orpheus and Eurydice in Myth and Art
Orpheus was the son of Apollo and the Muse Calliope.
She fled, and in flying trod upon a snake in the grass, was bitten in the foot, and died.
Orpheus sang his grief to all who breathed the upper air, both gods and men, and finding it all unavailing resolved to seek his wife in the regions of the dead.
www.loggia.com /myth/eurydice.html   (421 words)

  
 Orpheus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Orpheus could not resist, and Eurydice vanished forever.
Another legend says that Orpheus taught the Thracian men to worship the sun (Apollo) above all other gods; in revenge Dionysus caused the wives of the Thracian men to murder their husbands and tear Orpheus to pieces.
It was said that his head was thrown into the river Hebrus and floated, still singing, into the sea to the island of Lesbos, where an oracle of Orpheus was established.
www.bartleby.com /65/or/Orpheus.html   (254 words)

  
 Past Productions: Orpheus X
A few weeks ago, Orpheus was a passenger in a cab that hit and killed the poet Eurydice as she was crossing the street.
Orpheus' manager keeps coming to the studio, trying to convince the singer that he can't be in love with a woman he never even knew, and that he must get back out in the world.
The Queen tells Orpheus he can take Eurydice back to the world of the living, but sets one condition: he can't look at her during their ascent.
www.amrep.org /orpheusx   (735 words)

  
  Orpheus Island Resort, Orpheus Island
Orpheus Island Resort is a luxury island resort afloat on the living kaleidoscope of the Great Barrier Reef.
Fringed by bays of unspoilt sandy beaches, wreathed in spectacular coral gardens, invigorated with native flora and fauna, Orpheus Island is as captivating as the music of the legendary lyre player.
The magical deeds of the mythical Orpheus are evident all around.
www.ozhorizons.com.au /qld/cairns/orpheus/orph.htm   (397 words)

  
  Orpheus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From the 6th century BC onwards, Orpheus was considered one of the chief poets and musicians of antiquity, and the inventor or perfector of the lyre.
Orpheus would therefore be semantically close to goao, "to lament, sing wildly, cast a spell", uniting his seemingly disparate roles as disappointed lover, transgressive musician and mystery-priest into a single lexical whole.
Thomas Pynchon's novel "Gravity's Rainbow" uses the Orpheus myth as one structure, with Slothrop as Orpheus and postwar Germany as Hades.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orpheus   (3203 words)

  
 Orpheus
Orpheus was the son of Calliope and either Oeagrus or Apollo.
He was one of the Argonauts, and when the Argo had to pass the island of the Sirens, it was Orpheus' music which prevented the crew from being lured to destruction.
When Orpheus' wife, Eurydice, was killed by the bite of a serpent, he went down to the underworld to bring her back.
www.pantheon.org /articles/o/orpheus.html   (283 words)

  
 Orpheus by Don Ritter
Orpheus is an interactive video sequencing software that provides real time control and synchronization of digital video with any form of live or sequenced music.
Orpheus was designed and written by Don Ritter between 1988 and 1993, and it was first used in a public performance at the MIT Media Lab during a collaborative performance in 1988 with musician George Lewis.
Orpheus received an Honourary mention from Prix Ars Electronica in 1991, and it is presented in the Channel 4(UK) documentary "On The Edge: Improvisation in Music," (1990).
aesthetic-machinery.com /orpheus.html   (740 words)

  
 Orpheus
The sound of Orpheus' lyre struck deep into the hearts of all the denizens of the kingdom of darkness: Cerberus lay down at peace for once, the torments of those in punishment were suspended for a while, and even the terrible Furies were reduced to tears.
Hades resolved that Orpheus would be allowed to take his wife away with him - but on condition that he did not turn round to look at her until he was safely back in the land of living.
Orpheus was shattered by the irretrievable loss of his loved one, and in one version of the myth, himself died shortly after.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Parthenon/3449/orpheus.html   (348 words)

  
 Jean Cocteau's Orpheus: The World of Reality vs. Illusion
Orpheus was distracted by his own songs when his wife Eurydice died, and he then descended into Hades where he was reunited with her.
Orpheus is listening to the radio messages in the limousine, and is so preoccupied that he does not hear the warning of Heurtebise that Eurydice is dying.
Orpheus and Eurydice try to comply with the verdict, but when they are back at home they are sitting in their car, and he accidentally sees her in the rear-view mirror.
www.angelfire.com /md2/timewarp/orpheus.html   (1111 words)

  
 Orpheus
Orpheus was "the realizer of Dionysus" and "Priest of Apollo," triumphantly acknowledged as the one who tamed, measured, and revealed the meaning of the intoxicating rites.
Pure Orpheus was credited by his Hellenic descendants with the numinous drawing-down of the immortal godhead to the soul of man. By the wisdom and lineage of the "god-infilled Initiator," the immortal soul became the essential mark of being human.
Orpheus' transformed and transforming influence went down the west coast of Asia Minor to Ionia and became physics and metaphysics; his cosmogony and mystic gnosis went south to Athens and became the Rhapsodies, philosophy, theatre, and democracy; his enlightened joy moved west to Italy and emerged in harmony, mathematics, community, Stillness, and Being without genesis.
www.frankmarrero.com /view/orpheus.htm   (10226 words)

  
 Orpheus & Eurydice
She fled, and in fleeing trod upon a snake in the grass, was bitten in the foot and died.
Orpheus sang his grief to all who breathed the upper air, both gods and men, and finding it all unavailing resolved to seek his wife in the regions of the dead.
Orpheus endeavoured to follow her, and besought permission to return and try once more for her release, but the stern ferryman Charon repulsed him and refused passage.
www.carnaval.com /bulgaria/orpheus_and_eurydice.htm   (2699 words)

  
 Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
Orpheus: "On his mother's side he was more than mortal.
Orpheus was so sad about the loss of his love that he composed music to express the terrible emptiness which pervaded his every breath and movement.
But Orpheus' music was so sweet and so moving that it softened the steel hearted heart of Hades himself.
www.vcu.edu /engweb/webtexts/eurydice/eurydicemyth.html   (1003 words)

  
 Orpheus - Rotten Tomatoes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Seeing Orpheus today is like glimpsing a cinematic realm that has passed completely from the scene.
Jean Cocteau continues his critique of the poet's role in modern society in this retelling (and revamping) of the Greek myth of Orpheus.
An interesting film, that didn't quite work for me, as I found the characters to be a bit too enigmatic, the narrative to be a bit too confounding...
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/orpheus   (461 words)

  
 Orpheus Island Resort - Great Barrier Reef - Australia (TRAVELMAXIA.COM)
Orpheus Island Resort is an exclusive retreat catering for the discerning traveller seeking quality experiences in a natural, relaxing and rejuvenating environment.
Your holiday at Orpheus Island commences the moment you board your scenic flight transfer in Townsville to travel over the unbelievable blue waters and enchanted isles rising from the Coral Sea beneath.
Dining at Orpheus is an indulgence - from breakfast, to al fresco lunches in the courtyard, and finally each evening a seven course degustation-style gourmet dinner.
www.queensland.travelmaxia.com /extended.cfm?Memberid=364   (1157 words)

  
 Orpheus Myth
Orpheus even had songs about people who were changed into flowers or birds.
Orpheus passed by the coal-fl stallions that pulled the chariot of Pluto.
It is said that when Orpheus finally met his death, the birds wept on the hillside.The trees shed their leaves and the nearby streams were swollen with their own tears.
www.hipark.austin.isd.tenet.edu /mythology/orpheus.html   (1049 words)

  
 Orpheus, Greece, Greek mythology
During early Christianity Orpheus surrounded by the wild animals was a symbol for Christ, and this motif was often used in the catacombs.
Orpheus then followed her to the kingdom of death, and managed to soften Hades heart with his beautiful music.
Shattered by grief, Orpheus wandered the forests of Thrace, singing his wife's lament, and was attacked by the
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/mythology/names/orpheus.htm   (338 words)

  
 Orpheus Island Resort - Great Barrier Reef - Australia
Orpheus Island Resort is a romantic, coral fringed hideaway catering to the discerning holiday maker.
Fringed by sheltered bays of unspoilt sandy beaches, wreathed in spectacular coral gardens, invigorated with native flora and fauna, Orpheus Island is as captivating as the music of the legendary lyre player.
The Orpheus Retreat rooms are a studio style and come complete with their own private patio and personal spa.
www.seethewhitsundays.com /opp/resorts/orpheus/index.html   (539 words)

  
 GateWorld - Stargate SG-1 Season Seven: "Orpheus"
In Greek mythology, Orpheus was the greatest of musicians and poets.
"'Orpheus' is an excellent example as both Teal'c and Daniel wrestle with their own issues, coming together to talk and help one another come to term with recent events.
In 'Orpheus,' Daniel tries to come to terms with his return to the team and the contribution he can make now as opposed to the contribution he was able to make as an ascended being.
www.gateworld.net /sg1/s7/704.shtml   (1204 words)

  
 Orpheus - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He was granted the chance to regain Eurydice if he could refrain from looking at her until he had led her back to sunlight.
Another legend says that Orpheus taught the Thracian men to worship the sun (Apollo) above all other gods; in revenge Dionysus caused the wives of the Thracian men to murder their husbands and tear Orpheus to pieces.
It was said that his head was thrown into the river Hebrus and floated, still singing, into the sea to the island of Lesbos, where an oracle of Orpheus was established.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-orpheus.html   (390 words)

  
 Orpheus (1950)
Plot: The poet Orpheus is witness as two motorcycle riders run down his friend, the poet Cegeste, at a cafe.
But instead the Princess takes the body to a country mansion where Orpheus watches her raise Cegeste from the dead and then disappear with him through a mirror into the Land of Death.
Orpheus becomes obsessed with The Princess and preoccupied with listening to the limousine radio through which he can pick up random snippets of Cegeste's poems.
www.moria.co.nz /fantasy/orphee.htm   (588 words)

  
 Encyclopaedia Orphica / Orfej / Orpheus [ed. Zoran Stefanovic]
Orpheus erstarrt wie Olenus, der zusammen mit seiner hochmutigen Frau Lethaea zu Stein wurde.
Canova chose to show the dramatic moment at which, feeling that Eurydice's soul is slipping away, Orpheus clasps his head in despair, not noticing that he has dropped his lyre and is trampling it beneath his feet.
The choice of the most dramatic moment in the story, the tension and dynamism, the complex twist of the figure and the grimace on the face of Orpheus are evidence that the young sculptor was still influenced by the traditions of the late Baroque style.
www.rastko.org.yu /drama/zstefanovic/orfej/mit   (1451 words)

  
 Jean Cocteau : Orphée - Orpheus (Film) (English)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marais as Orpheus (the older poet) and Dermit as Segistus (the younger poet).
Cocteau wrote to his English translator, Mary Hoeck, explaining that the moral of Orphee was the engagement of the poet with himself, not with causes or parties.
Cocteau's innovations abound: Death rides in a magnificent Rolls-Royce (a visual echo of Francine Weisweiller's Bentley) escorted by a sinister motorcycle police; Orpheus is mesmerized by a car radio that repeats coded messages; and one of the trick mirrors used in the film was actually a thousand-pound tub of mercury.
www.netcomuk.co.uk /~lenin/jean_cocteau_orp.html   (389 words)

  
 BRAZIL: Black Orpheus, the film
As in the Greek legend, Orpheus is a legendary minstrel among his neighbors in the slums above Rio.
Orpheus protects her, and they fall in love.
The underworld in Rio is the Bureau of Missing Persons and a Macumba ceremony, where Orpheus attempts to contact her spirit.
www.rootsworld.com /rw/feature/brazil-orpheus.html   (431 words)

  
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Orpheus sits, singing and playing a four-stringed, european lute, with an audience of swans and lions (both famous for their love of music).
Orpheus was a Greek who in Thrace tried to substitute the quietude of the Greek Apollo for the frenzy of the Thracian Dionysus, and met his death at the hands of the Maenads, the followers of Dionysus.
John Warden: Orpheus and Ficino from Orpheus, the Matamorphosis of a Myth, University of Toronto Press, 1982.
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 Early Italian Opera: The Orpheus Myth in Opera: The Audience's Perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Orpheus was a demigod and the greatest musician in the world.
Orpheus thinks this is very unfair, so he travels to the underworld and through his charming music, convinces Hades to allow his bride to return to the world of the living.
Of all the plays you see, your favorite is "Orpheus In the Underworld," but the judges give the award to some playwright named Sophocles, although you thought his play, "Andromeda," was rather vulgar.
www.vanderbilt.edu /htdocs/Blair/Courses/MUSL243/orfeopg.htm   (1105 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Orpheus: Video: Pierre Bertin,Roger Blin,Maurice Carnege,María Casares,Renée Cosima,Henri ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The next day, Orpheus returns to his frantic wife Eurydice (Marie Déa) with the kindly chauffeur Heurtibise (François Périer), but remains distracted by the Princess and the cryptic messages from her car radio.
There are also alterations to the original made by Cocteau: Orpheus falls in love with Death (who is female) and she with him; Death makes the great sacrifice by giving Orpheus back to his "earthly" love Eurydice.
Jean Cocteau's Orphee (Orpheus) is possibly the most uncharacterizable film ever: neither high art nor low, and neither a recasting of the classical Orphic myth nor a refutation of the original.
www.amazon.com /Orpheus-Pierre-Bertin/dp/630320208X   (1755 words)

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