Chalcedony I

In Greek mythologize a certain amount of women where turned into stone by the gods: 'Anaxarete'-cold harted, 'Niobe' for having to many children, 'Lethaea' due to her vanity. Her lover Olenus wished to share in the blame, and so shared her fate. The story is used as a metaphor for how stunned Orpheus was after a failed attempt to bring back his wife from the underworld. It was as if he too were turned to stone.

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