In Greek mythology, Orpheus was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet. He was known for his extraordinary musical skills, which were said to have the power to charm animals and even rocks and trees. He was also known for his journey to the underworld to rescue his wife Eurydice, who had died of a snake bite.
According to the myth, Orpheus descended to the underworld and used his music to charm the god of the underworld, Hades, and his wife Persephone. His music was so powerful that it even made the Furies, goddesses of punishment and death, shed tears. As a result, Hades and Persephone were moved by his sorrow and allowed Orpheus to take Eurydice back to the world of the living, on the condition that he should not look back until they both reached the upper world. Unfortunately, Orpheus failed to keep his promise, looked back and lost Eurydice forever.
Orpheus’ story is often seen as a symbol of the power of art and music to overcome even death. It is also a reminder of the importance of keeping one’s promises and the consequences of impulsive actions.