What is orphic?

  • (adj): Ascribed to Orpheus or characteristic of ideas in works ascribed to Orpheus.
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Greek Primordial Deities - Alternatively Attested Genealogy Structures
... Orphic poetry (c ... Also, in the Orphic tradition, Phanes (a mystic Orphic deity of light and procreation, sometimes identified with the Elder Eros) is the original ruler of the universe, who hatched from the cosmic egg ...
Melinoe - Attributes and Functions
... Melinoë is described in the invocation of the Orphic Hymn as krokopeplos, "clad in saffron" (see peplos), an epithet throughout the hymns for moon goddesses, including Hecate ... The purpose of the hymn is to placate her by showing that the Orphic initiate understands and respects her nature, thereby averting the harm she has the capacity for causing ... The Orphic text poses interpretational challenges for translators in this passage ...
Dino Campana - Bibliography
... Orphic Songs and Other Poems, trans ... Lang, 1991) Orphic Songs, trans ... College Press, 1984), ISBN 0-932440-17-7 Orphic Songs Pocket Poets #54, trans ...
Cercops
... Cercops (Greek Κέρκωψ) was one of the oldest Orphic poets ... Alexandria to have been the author of an Orphic epic poem entitled "the Descent to Hades" which seems to have been extant in the Alexandrian period ... Epigenes also assigns to Cercops the Orphic ἱερος λογός which was ascribed by some to Theognetus of Thessaly, and was a poem in twenty-four books ...
Orphic Egg
... The Orphic Egg in the Ancient Greek Orphic tradition is the cosmic egg from which hatched the primordial hermaphroditic deity Phanes/Protogonus (variously ...

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