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Top 10 Heroes of Greek Mythology

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Orpheus


The son of Calliope and Apollo, Orpheus was a brilliant musician. When he played the lyre, he could charm wild animals and even make rivers stand still. When Orpheus' wife, Eurydice, died, he went down to the underworld to find her. There, his music softened the heart of Hades, who let Orpheus take Eurydice back to the living world on one condition: Orpheus had to walk in front of Eurydice and he couldn't look back at her until they had both left the underworld. But the temptation to see his beloved was too great, and Orpheus looked back. Eurydice vanished forever.

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