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Eurydice Photos

Snakes Are Evil
Some people will tell you snakes aren't so bad. Those people did not die from a snake bite. [Eurydice, Statue in the Garden of Schönbrunn, photograph by Yair Haklai]

Did I Mention I Hate Snakes?
Snakes are evil—they should all be killed. [Dying Eurydice by Charles-François Lebœuf, 1924]

The Worst Day of My Life
Being torn away from my life and my love… [The Spring - Eurydice Bitten by a Serpent while Picking Flowers (The Death of Eurydice) by Eugène Delacroix, 1856-1863]

He missed me. He really missed me. [Orpheus Lamenting Eurydice by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1861-1865]

My Charming Husband
It reminded me why I love him when he charmed Hades and Persephone into letting me leave the Underworld. Sigh. [Orpheus and Eurydice by Peter Paul Rubens, 1636-1638]

So Full of Hope
For a moment, I really thought that dreams could come true. [Orpheus and Eurydice by Jean Raoux, 1718–1720]

We Were So Close
Why is life… and death… always so disappointing? [Orpheus Bringing Eurydice From the Underworld by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 1861]

Don't Look Back
I know I'm beautiful, but couldn't he have held off looking at me just a second longer? [Orphée et Eurydice by Michel Martin Drolling, 1820]

Dying Twice Is Uncool
Dying once is bad, but being sucked into the Underworld all over again is the worst. [Orpheus and Eurydice by George Frederick Watts]

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