What does orphism mean?

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ˈɔr fɪz əmor·phism

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  1. Orphism(ProperNoun)

    A religious movement in antiquity, supposed to have been founded by Orpheus.

    Etymology: ; art sense coined by .

  2. Orphism(ProperNoun)

    A minor Cubist art movement focusing on pure abstraction and bright colours.

    Etymology: ; art sense coined by .

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  1. Orphism

    Orphism is the name given to a set of religious beliefs and practices originating in the ancient Greek and the Hellenistic world, as well as by the Thracians, associated with literature ascribed to the mythical poet Orpheus, who descended into Hades and returned. Orphics also revered Persephone and Dionysus or Bacchus. Orpheus was said to have invented the Mysteries of Dionysus. Poetry containing distinctly Orphic beliefs has been traced back to the 6th century BC or at least 5th century BC, and graffiti of the 5th century BC apparently refers to "Orphics". Classical sources, such as Plato, refer to "Orpheus-initiators", and associated rites, although how far "Orphic" literature in general related to these rites is not certain. As in the Eleusinian mysteries, initiation into Orphic mysteries promised advantages in the afterlife.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orphism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orphism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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