Mira Weissenegger

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☽Under the Spell☾

☽Under the Spell☾

Orpheus & Eurydice 2/2

This is an aesthetic post depicting Eurydice. Eurydice is the wife of Orpheus and the parallel character for Pygmalion’s ivory girl. She is lost to Orpheus in the underworld when he looks back at her out of concern.

Orpheus with His Lyre

Lyra represents a harp-like stringed instrument that was gifted to Orpheus by Apollo, the Greek God of Light. Buzzle presents the myth of the Lyra constellation.

orpheus & eurydice: The last I saw of you was a dark oval. Though I knew how this failure would hurt you, I had to fold like a gray moth and let go. You could not believe I was more than your echo. #myth

orpheus & eurydice: The last I saw of you was a dark oval. Though I knew how this failure would hurt you, I had to fold like a gray moth and let go. You could not believe I was more than your echo.

Orpheus & Eurydice

This the Edge of Never Mark Nepo uses this Ancient Greek myth on page March 17 in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING to explain the battle raging within us all.

This drawing shows how willing orpheus is to save Eurydice from the underworld. It can also be interpreted as everything falling away from him as his wife passes, how her death took everything his loved away. This picture was accessed at flickr.com and was posted by user neomese.

This drawing shows how willing orpheus is to save Eurydice from the underworld…