Orpheus and The Ancient Mythology of the Balkans
- Author: Bogdan Bogdanov
- Year: 04-04-2016
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Code: 1731-01
- SKU: 15.0054
- ISBN: 978-619-152-815-8
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Orpheus is a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion. Some ancient Greek sources note Orpheus' Thracian origins. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music (the usual scene in Orpheus mosaics), his attempt to retrieve his wife Eurydice from the underworld, and his death at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music. As an archetype of the inspired singer, Orpheus is one of the most significant figures in the reception of classical mythology in Western culture, portrayed or alluded to in countless forms of art and popular culture including poetry, film, opera, music, and painting.
For the Greeks, Orpheus was a founder and prophet of the so-called "Orphic" mysteries. He was credited with the composition of the Orphic Hymns and the Orphic Argonautica. Shrines containing purported relics of Orpheus were regarded as oracles.
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|Genre||Antiquity, Anthropology & Archeology, The Balkans & the Balkan countries, Researches, Thracian Heritage, Mythology, Culturology|