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  • Classical sources, such as Plato, refer to "Orpheus-initiators" (Ὀρφεοτελεσταί), and associated rites, although how far "Orphic" literature in general related to these rites is not certain.[10] As in the Eleusinian mysteries, initiation into Orphic mysteries promised advantages in the afterlife. — “Orphism (religion) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • The word "orphic" is defined as mystic, fascinating and entrancing, and, probably, because of the oracle of In addition to serving as a storehouse of mythological data along the lines of Hesiod's Theogony, Orphic poetry was recited in mystery-rites and purification rituals. — “Orpheus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Orphism (art) (a school of art, also known as "Orphic cubism" This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. — “Orphism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • The fourth was the son of the Moon and Jupiter, in honor of whom the Orphic ceremonies were performed. — “Metamorphoses” by Ovid

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