<Orpheus was a legendary poet and singer. It was said that when he played his lyre, wild animals were calmed. Such was the strength of his musical gift that by his singing he charmed open the Gates of the Underworld and persuaded Hades and Persephone, the King and Queen of the netherworld, to release Eurydice back to the land of the living.../>

Cerberus guarding the entry to the Underworld
<In the animation Orpheus's music even makes the trees sway and dance. It also appears to have a curious effect on his own dog who turns into a nymph and dances for pleasure. I was never quite sure at the time why she did this. Trying to analyse this phenomenon after the fact I think the dog may be either a 'familiar' spirit or perhaps some manifestation of Orpheus's own psyche. Either way, it added an element of mystery that I quite like.../>
Hades and Persephone