Orpheus also contains within himself two sides of the poetic character.
Traditionally, Orpheus was first a priest of Dionysus and then a priest of Apollo; he linked the cults within himself.
But surely, you may say after all this, Orpheus is just a myth?
The life of Orpheus that artists know and love seems to fall into three distinct parts.
So Orpheus sings, and Orpheus loves, in the end losing terribly; and then he dies.
Then Orpheus spoke and warned them that they must come now to the wandering blue rocks.
Then Orpheus began to play, and the hardest rocks were stirred.
Orpheus teaches that the divine nature is both female and male.
Old books tell us that Orpheus was really the south wind itself.
Orpheus searches for Eurydice; he calls her, and his notes break the harmonious silence.