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Episode 102: Orpheus and Eurydice

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The StoryTeller: Greek Myths
Air Date December 22, 1990
Written by Nigel Williams
Director Tony Smith
Orpheus.and.Eurydice

The Storyteller tells the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. One day Orpheus plays his music in the forest and wakes Eurydice, a wood nymph, and they fall in love and marry. After a short while, Eurydice is struck dead by the bite of a snake. Orpheus, determined to get her back, goes down into the Underworld to convince Hades to give her back. However there is a catch - Orpheus must leave the Underworld and not look back. If he can reach the sunlit world, trusting the Eurydice is behind him she is his, but if he looks back, she returns to the underworld forever.

Although aired as the 2nd episode, this episode technically counts as the last episode, as the Storyteller and the Dog find their way out of the Labyrinth.

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