The tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice - Brendan Pelsue

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The marriage of Orpheus, the greatest of all poets and musicians, to Eurydice, a wood nymph, was heralded as the perfect union. Anyone could tell the couple was deeply in love. So when their wedding ceremony ended in Eurydice's untimely death, Orpheus had no choice but to venture into the underworld to try to reclaim his lost love. Brendan Pelsue shares the tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Lesson by Brendan Pelsue, animation by Anton Bogaty.

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  • aspiringengineer24 aka nicenerd101

    I'm I the only one who watched this video to understand what was going on in the musical Hadestown?

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  • Chiara Narvaez

    It's not completely correct...

  • Tiffany Pham

    What is the song playing in the background of this video???? Somebody help!

  • Violette Pisith

    Oh my god! Just like Cerberus, the three headed dog from Harry Potter

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