Friday, October 29, 2010

Myths and Legends: Orpheus and the Animals

Orpheus and the Animals. To find out more about Orpheus, the legendary poet and musician, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

Orpheus was the great singer and musician of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds; his playing was able to captivate not only humans, but also animals, as you can see here in this painting by Sebastian Vrancx. Here are some more depictions of Orpheus and the animals.

You can also find more myths and legends for the week of Oct. 28- Nov. 3 here. For more information and links to the actual javascript code, see the Myths & Legends Widget Reference Page.

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