There’s Life After Death, An Attempt to Understand the Orphic Tradition

What on Gaia's earth is the Orphic tradition? Liv attempts to break down this mysterious tradition that may or may not have been more of an ancient religion. And it all revolves around that famous Thracian singer, Orpheus.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Orphic Hymns, translated by Apostolos N. Athanassakis and Benjamin M. Wolkow; Orphic Tradition and the Birth of the Gods by Dwayne A. Meisner; The Orphic Hymns: A New Translation for the Occult Practitioner by Patrick Dunn; Theoi.com; "The Derveni Theogony: Many Questions and Some Answers" by Alberto Bernabé, from Harvard Studies in Classical Philology.

Further reading: The “Orphic” Gold Tablets and Greek Religion by Radcliffe G. Edmonds III; Tearing Apart the Zagreus Myth: A Few Disparaging Remarks on Orphism and Original Sin by Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

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