The life of Orpheus that artists know and love seems to fall into three distinct parts.
Orpheus also contains within himself two sides of the poetic character.
As long as Orpheus goes on haunting us, so too does that message of exhilaration and inspiration.
Traditionally, Orpheus was first a priest of Dionysus and then a priest of Apollo; he linked the cults within himself.
For Shakespeare, Bacon, and the artists of the Renaissance, this is why Orpheus is important.
Then Orpheus spoke and warned them that they must come now to the wandering blue rocks.
Sad indeed was Orpheus when the children came to tell him that Eurydike was dead.
Orpheus teaches that the divine nature is both female and male.
Orpheus, Hesiod, Homer, were the --the theologians of that age.
Orpheus searches for Eurydice; he calls her, and his notes break the harmonious silence.