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ˈɔr fɪkor·phic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Orphicadjective

    ascribed to Orpheus or characteristic of ideas in works ascribed to Orpheus

  2. mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphicadjective

    having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

    "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients"

Wiktionary

  1. Orphicadjective

    Of or pertaining to Orphism.

  2. Orphicadjective

    Having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

  3. Etymology: From the name 'Orpheus', a character in Greek mythology, a great musician who went to Hades to get his wife Eurydice back after she died, but he failed.

Wikipedia

  1. orphic

    Orphism (more rarely Orphicism; Ancient Greek: Ὀρφικά, romanized: Orphiká) is the name given to a set of religious beliefs and practices originating in the ancient Greek and Hellenistic world, associated with literature ascribed to the mythical poet Orpheus, who descended into the Greek underworld and returned. This type of journey is called a katabasis and is the basis of several hero worships and journeys. Orphics revered Dionysus (who once descended into the Underworld and returned) and Persephone (who annually descended into the Underworld for a season and then returned). Orphism has been described as a reform of the earlier Dionysian religion, involving a re-interpretation or re-reading of the myth of Dionysus and a re-ordering of Hesiod's Theogony, based in part on pre-Socratic philosophy.The central focus of Orphism is the suffering and death of the god Dionysus at the hands of the Titans, which forms the basis of Orphism's central myth. According to this myth, the infant Dionysus is killed, torn apart, and consumed by the Titans. In retribution, Zeus strikes the Titans with a thunderbolt, turning them to ash. From these ashes, humanity is born. In Orphic belief, this myth describes humanity as having a dual nature: body (Ancient Greek: σῶμα, romanized: sôma), inherited from the Titans, and a divine spark or soul (Ancient Greek: ψυχή, romanized: psukhḗ), inherited from Dionysus. In order to achieve salvation from the Titanic, material existence, one had to be initiated into the Dionysian mysteries and undergo teletē, a ritual purification and reliving of the suffering and death of the god. Orphics believed that they would, after death, spend eternity alongside Orpheus and other heroes. The uninitiated (Ancient Greek: ἀμύητος, romanized: amúētos), they believed, would be reincarnated indefinitely.In order to maintain their purity following initiation and ritual, Orphics attempted to live an ascetic life free of spiritual contamination, most notably by adhering to a strict vegetarian diet that also excluded broad beans.

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  1. orphic

    Orphic is an adjective usually related to the ancient Greek legendary musician and poet Orpheus. It can refer to: 1. Anything related to Orpheus or the mystical and religious doctrines or allegorical teachings traditionally associated with him. 2. Something enigmatic, mysterious, mystic, or entrancing. 3. In arts and literature, it often signifies a piece that is full of engaging and hypnotically beautiful melody or charm, reminiscent of Orpheus' ability to captivate all creatures with his music.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orphic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orphic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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