Saturday, November 8, 2014

Forest Lady 30 Day Challenges: Question Twenty-Seven

27- What’s your favorite fairy tale or myth?

Again, I don't like picking one particular favorite "anything", but I would say that I'm drawn to the Greek myth about Orpheus and Eurydice at the moment.   I don't like this particular story mainly because of the tragedy in it,  I like it because of the advice behind the story.

The story centers around Orpheus, a skillful musician,  who traveled to the underworld  just so he can bring his wife, Eurydice, back to life.  Orpheus convinced Hades, the Underworld God, to resurrect Eurydice back by singing and playing music to him.  In order for Orpheus to have Eurydice back in the "living world", he must walk forward without looking back at her as she walks behind him.  One look back means that he could lose her forever.  Once he got near to the living world, Orpheus looked back and Eurydice got taken back to the underworld.

The idea behind this story is to not have fear and move on forward. 

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