Origin of Orphism
Related formsOr·phist, noun, adjective
Examples from the Web for orphism
Orphism though of foreign origin became a genuine Greek religion, and was the last.
Orphism is especially important because it taught men to expect in the future life not only rewards but also punishments.The Origin of Paul's Religion|J. Gresham Machen
But Orphism, though liable to degradation, purified and elevated the old Bacchic rites.The Legacy of Greece|Various
Orphism may very possibly represent an ancient Cretan religion in clash or fusion with one from Thrace.The Bacchae of Euripides|Euripedes
Orphism took up the beliefs of paganism, and adapted them to its own ends.