Ovid, Book X


The myth that appeals to writers and directors of art films is the story of Orpheus. Orpheus as the archetypal artist--and not simply because his music made even the mountains sway and the trees strain to hear it. Orpheus journies to the Underworld and back.The artist descends to gaze at death. In the face like Orpheus, the hero who gives in to his or her doubts will lose everything.

How are underworld stories different?

How is Hades different that the Devil?

Who the Devil is the Devil?