Orpheus

Don’t look back (a story in hypertext).

Image of ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’ by Auguste Rodin, modelled ca. 1887, carved 1893:

“The mythical poet Orpheus braved the underworld to rescue his dead wife, Eurydice. The gods allowed her ghost to follow him and regain life, provided that Orpheus did not look at her until both had reached the sunlit earth. Rodin depicts Eurydice’s spirit floating in the underworld’s dark entrance while Orpheus hesitates at the threshold. Because he cannot feel her phantom embrace, or hear her spectral voice, Orpheus turns to see if his beloved has come. An instant later he will glimpse her, and Eurydice will vanish.”

Written by Anonymous
Edited and Developed by Teo Kai Xiang