Related formsOr·phe·an [awr-fee-uh n, awr-fee-uh n] /ɔrˈfi ən, ˈɔr fi ən/, adjective
Examples from the Web for orpheus
In fact, he's even a kind of modern-day Orpheus, descending into the sewer to bet his life and find redemption.New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’|Ross Wetzsteon|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Orpheus also contains within himself two sides of the poetic character.
Traditionally, Orpheus was first a priest of Dionysus and then a priest of Apollo; he linked the cults within himself.
But surely, you may say after all this, Orpheus is just a myth?
The life of Orpheus that artists know and love seems to fall into three distinct parts.
Greece, too, had her representatives, to remind the spectators that there had been an Orpheus.A Love Story|A Bushman
Orpheus calls her the harbinger of Titan, for she is the personification of that light which precedes the appearance of the sun.Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology|Charles K. Dillaway
Orpheus was so wretched that he set forth to try to bring her back from Tartarus.Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History|Charlotte M. Yonge
The very rocks answered the voice of Orpheus, and everything was at peace.Classic Myths|Mary Catherine Judd
I don't think the story of Orpheus charming the brutes was a fable; do you, sir?What Will He Do With It, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton