Orpheus

Sing out loud.

Transcript
Sea Gabriel:

This is Mythic Deviant with Sea Gabriel Orpheus do not look back Orpheus's. Parentage is in debate in any event, Apollo who may or may not be his father. It happened then, and it happens now gave him a lot. The muse of epic poetry, Calliope who may or may not be his mother. I can't really explain that one at all, taught him to write songs. In addition to his potential parented his also in good graces with piccata, the goddess of lots of stuff, including magic and Demeter, the goddess of growing things. As a young man, or if he just goes on a road trip with Jason as one of the Argonauts and his ability to play music louder and more in chanting than the sirens is what saves them from destruction. But eventually Orpheus wants to settle down. He falls madly in love with a young woman named They plan a lovely wedding at the end of which is stocked by a rape intending as so many are Seder. As she runs to get away, she falls into a nest of Vipers and is fatally bitten. Or if it's discovers her body and is horrified, he plays and sing songs that are so sad that all of life weeps, he decides to travel to the underworld and there he moves the hearts and minds of and Havey is who will allow him to lead you to see back to life. But of course there is one condition. He must walk out ahead of her and cannot look back until they've returned to the upper world. He does walk out ahead of her and just at the entrance to the upper world, he hears the call of his own demons, fear, and self-doubt, he turns around to make sure she is with him. And with that, she has since back into the underworld lost friends. Orpheus then wanders the world playing said tunes and limiting his engagement in romantic pursuits to young men. This eventually angers a group of young women who tear him to shreds and sent his head and liars still playing and singing songs of loss floating down the river. He'll Gaiman in his poem. Orpheus says. But I'd look back wouldn't I, we all would the ones who can't look back, who can only stare into the sunrise ahead of them stare into the glorious future. Those people don't get to visit him. And I love the don't get to visit hell because to me that is exactly the case. Hell is the place of second chances. The place we go when we've lost too much, and we can't go on without some time to face our demons alone in the dark time to learn their voices so that we know not to listen when they call only those of us who are willing to turn around once to look at ourselves, get to go to. And only those of us who make peace with our monsters, who can walk back into the sunlight again, without turning around a second time, get to leave. Those of us who don't look back at all, who can stare fixedly into the sunrise, without looking at ourselves are blinded by the illusion of light, without shadow. And we'll spend the rest of our days eternally pursued by the monsters we can or will never have the opportunity to face to defeat. Orpheus did not make it pack out his body did, but as soul remained forever condemned to the underworld by his ego, which never made peace with his. Rather than defeating his monsters. He brought them back with him. He did make it to hell, but he was so focused on his music, his light, that he forgot to make peace with his dark. What are you willing to go back for? Which of your own monsters do you need to defeat so that they no longer have the power to call you back to hell? And how will you know when you're ready to walk out without looking back a second time?

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