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One of the Napaeae, she was seen by and fell in love with Orpheus, but pursued by Aristaeos, a satyr who also loved her, she was bitten by a snake and died. Orpheus, his heart wrung by grief, descended to the Underworld, where he avoided the attentions of the beasts and unwholesome things that dwelled there, by virtue of his beautiful music. He finally came into the presence of Hades and Persephone, and begged for the return of Eurydice, playing his soulful music, to soften their hearts. Hades was unmoved, but his wife, swayed by the melancholic music, which awoke in her memories of the world she had left behind, begged her husband to grant Orpheus his wish. Hades agreed, but on one condition:while on the journey back to the upper world, Orpheus must never once look back to see if Eurydice was following. If he did, she would be lost to him forever. Near the entrance to the world of men, his frustration got the better of him, and he turned. Eurydice was torn from him, back to Hades.

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