|Subject:||The etymology of Orpheus - Mike C pls check it out|
|Author:||Pavlos (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||November 30, 2001 at 3:25:08 AM|
The name Orpheus is most probably derived from the Greek "orphne," meaning darkness of the night or of the netherworld (Liddell-Scott). "Orphne" itself is related to "orion" (limit) and "phos" (light).
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