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Day: January 21, 2015

The Death of Orpheus

The Death of Orpheus

Following the heartbreaking second loss of his bride, Eurydice, to the darkness of the Underworld, Orpheus attempts to cross the Styx yet once again, to plead for his beloved, but Charon refuses to ferry him across a second time. The gods of the Underworld give orders that Orpheus not be allowed entrance again until his death. Deeply distraught, he sits on the shore of the great river for seven days, taking no sustenance. His tears and troubled thoughts are his…

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