Orfeu apaixonou-se pela bela Eurídice. O apicultor Aristeu agradou-se dela e passou a persegui-la. Durante uma das tentativas de Aristeu para agarrar a jovem esta tropeçou numa serpente venenosa e recebeu picada mortal.
Orpheus fell in love with the beautiful Eurydice. The beekeeper Aristaeus was attracted to her and started to chase her. During one of Aristaeus’ attempts to grab the young nymph, she stumbled into a poisonous snake and suffered a deadly bite.
Unknown (5th century BC)-'Hermes, Orpheus and Eurydice'-marble relief-roman copy Paris-Musée du Louvre
Edmund Dulac (1882-1953)-'Orpheus and Eurydice'-watercolour and gouache on paper Private collection
George Frederick Watts (1817-1904)-'Orpheus and Eurydice-oil on canvas Private collection
Arno Breker (20th century)-'Orpheus and Eurydice-relief-1944
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)-'Orpheus and Eurydice'-marble relief-(1887-1893) New York-Metropolitan Museum of Art