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ORPHEUS & GLOW

Translated by: Гергана Златкова

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      In this essay I will make a Sisyphean effort to clear the dust of figures from time immemorial, which acquired stratigraphic levels, and collect some scraps of known facts and conjectures around the name of Orpheus, with the aim of partially sorting out a real or illusory puzzle... Based on the interdisciplinary a purely artistic approach, often relying on the mystical, supposed, close in meaning and sound, relating to glow and its connection with the name of Orpheus. But overall, it's a way to ask a lot of questions. And when there are questions, sooner or later the answers will appear.

      And one stipulation right at the beginning. If Orpheus is a figure of a mythical character, a pries/ shaman, a hero of some story and the direction of the spread of knowledge from him and for him is from the Balkans through the Mediterranean to the Levant, Egypt and the whole of Europe, then Apollo is a deity of Maloasiatic origin and the direction of movement of information about him is geographically opposite to that on which knowledge about and from Orpheus moves. And Thracian Heros, Zagreus and Dionysus are proven Thracian and Hellenic deities or different manifestations of the same deity, which later entered the Roman cults.

        Most scientists from the Western European schools prefer to see Orpheus as a symbol of the night, of the mystical, like the nightingale. He who calls forth the birth of the day with his sweet-voiced song.

       However, this is not the case with Orpheus in the South-Eastern part of Europe, including where it is noted that he was born - the Rhodope Mountains. The same applies to Ancient Greece, where there is a legend that Orpheus went down to the domains of Hades to beg Eurydice - an activity which, based on other authoritative studies, Professor Bogdan Bogdanov compares with shamanic practices (In this case, it is correct to note that the in scientific terminology concept of shaman borrowed from the languages of the Indians of North America). Descending into the world of the invisible, Orpheus seeks a way to restore Eurydice to life, to the glow. In this sense, its essence and activity are opposed to the nature of darkness.

       Thracian Heros and Zagreus - Dionysus are sometimes separate gods of the sun and fertility in Thracian beliefs, and then merge into one, representing a single cult of a solar deity, whom Orpheus served as a priest or as a priest-king.

      The teaching of Orpheus is often associated with the understanding of consuming plant foods, but not animal foods. It distinguishes the priest from the figure of the Thracian Heros, who is a hunter. And if Thracian Heros is armed with a bow or a sp

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