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(Greek mythology) a great musician

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"Seat yourselves," answered the image (for it had known what had ought to be done from the very first, and was only waiting for the question to be put),--" seat yourselves, and handle your oars, and let Orpheus play upon his harp."
Immediately the fifty heroes got on board, and seizing their oars, held them perpendicularly in the air, while Orpheus (who liked such a task far better than rowing) swept his fingers across the harp.
Orpheus celebrated this victory by playing a triumphant anthem on his harp, and sang so melodiously that Jason begged him to desist, lest, as the steel-feathered birds had been driven away by an ugly sound, they might be enticed back again by a sweet one.
And Orpheus (whose custom it was to set everything to music) began to harp and sing most gloriously, and made every mother's son of them feel as if nothing in this world were so delectable as to fight dragons, and nothing so truly honorable as to be eaten up at one mouthful, in case of the worst.
At sight of the glorious radiance of the Golden Fleece, the nine and forty heroes gave a mighty shout, and Orpheus, striking his harp, sang a song of triumph, to the cadence of which the galley flew over the water, homeward bound, as if careering along with wings!
The power of music, the power of poetry, to unfix and as it were clap wings to solid nature, interprets the riddle of Orpheus. The philosophical perception of identity through endless mutations of form makes him know the Proteus.
Some are free rovers, doing a turn wherever they can get an opening, at the Obermann, the Orpheus, the Alcatraz, the Louvre, and so forth and so forth.
And, above all, there is this difference between resisting this and a purely brute or natural force, that I can resist this with some effect; but I cannot expect, like Orpheus, to change the nature of the rocks and trees and beasts.
In this retelling of the myth of Orpheus, Harry is desperate to find his brother and set everything right between them.
THE Ancient Greek legend of Orpheus - the man who visits the Underworld in the hope of rescuing the love of his life, Eurydice - is being given a modern re-telling in a new production.
It is a story that kids in grade school know, whether taught via textbooks or oral tradition-the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Orpheus Descending Theatr Clwyd INFREQUENTLY performed in its native USA, Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending is rarely seen in Europe and is a welcome addition to the Theatr Clwyd repertoire.
The event will also see a reunion with the Morriston Orpheus Male Voice Choir who sang on the original recording.