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Orpheus (Greek mythological character)


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    • Ορφεύς (Greek mythological character)
    • Арфей (Greek mythological character)
    • Arfeĭ (Greek mythological character)
    • Орфей (Greek mythological character)
    • Orfeĭ (Greek mythological character)
    • Orfej (Greek mythological character)
    • Orfeüs (Greek mythological character)
    • Orfeu (Greek mythological character)
    • Ορφέας (Greek mythological character)
    • Orpheas (Greek mythological character)
    • Orfeo (Greek mythological character)
    • Orphée (Greek mythological character)
    • 오르페우스 (Greek mythological character)
    • Orŭp'eusŭ (Greek mythological character)
    • אורפאוס (Greek mythological character)
    • Orfėjas (Greek mythological character)
    • Orpheusz (Greek mythological character)
    • Орфеј (Greek mythological character)
    • オルペウス (Greek mythological character)
    • Orfeusz (Greek mythological character)
    • Orfe (Greek mythological character)
    • 俄耳甫斯 (Greek mythological character)
    • Eerfusi (Greek mythological character)
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    • found: Orpheus in the underworld, 2015.
    • found: Britannica online, July 22, 2014(Orpheus, ancient Greek legendary hero endowed with superhuman musical skills)
    • found: Wikipedia, September 23, 2014(Orpheus (Greek: ̕Ορφεύς) was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and myth) Belarusian page (Арфей = Arfeĭ) Bulgarian page (Орфей = Orfeĭ) Bosnian page (Orfej) Breton page (Orfeüs) Catalan page (Orfeu) Czech page (Orfeus) Danish page (Orfeus) German page (Orpheus) Estonian page (Orpheus) Greek page (Ορφέας = Orpheas) Spanish page (Orfeo) Basque page (Orfeo) French page (Orphée) Korean page (오르페우스 = Orŭp'eusŭ) Hebrew page (אורפאוס = Orfeʼus) Lithuanian page (Orfėjas) Hungarian page (Orpheusz) Macedonian page (Орфеј = Orfej) Japanese pag (オルペウス = Orupeusu) Polish page (Orfeusz) Portuguese page (Orfeu) Russian page (Орфей = Orfeĭ) Turkish page (Orfe) Ukrainian page (Орфей = Orfeĭ) Chinese page (俄耳甫斯 = Eerfusi)
    • found: Encyclopedia of Greek mythology, via WWW, September 23, 2014(Orpheus. Supremely gifted minstrel who attempted to rescue his dead wife from the Underworld.)
    • found: Encyclopedia mythica, via WWW, September 23, 2014(Orpheus was the son of Calliope and either Oeagrus or Apollo. He was the greatest musician and poet of Greek myth, whose songs could charm wild beasts and coax even rocks and trees into movement. 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. His songs were so beautiful that Hades finally agreed to allow Eurydice to return to the world of the living. However, Orpheus had to meet one condition: he must not look back as he was conducting her to the surface. Just before the pair reached the upper world, Orpheus looked back, and Eurydice slipped back into the netherworld once again.) - http://www.pantheon.org/articles/o/orpheus.html
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    • 2014-07-22: new
    • 2017-04-28: revised
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