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 Hades does not suffer the dead to leave his realm, feeling that this upsets the balance of the world he protects with his laws. Escape is thus nearly impossible without divine help and only the greatest of the ancient heroes have entered the underworld alive and successfully left.  Hades does not suffer the dead to leave his realm, feeling that this upsets the balance of the world he protects with his laws. Escape is thus nearly impossible without divine help and only the greatest of the ancient heroes have entered the underworld alive and successfully left. 
  
-Perhaps the most famous rescue attempt was that carried out by <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​orpheus">​Orpheus</​apdx>​. A wonderful musician and companion of heroes, he lost his wife Eurydice after she was bitten by a snake. Distraught, he sang such a powerful song of despair that the Olympian Gods took pity on him and showed him the way to an entrance to the underworld. He gained passage from Charon and subdued Cerberus with his beautiful singing and lyre music. Making his way to the court of Hades and <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​persephone'>​Persephone</​apdx>,​ he pleaded in song for the return of his beloved. Persephone, moved by his love, allowed him to retrieve Eurydice from the Asphodel Meadows. The condition was that Orpheus would have to reach the world of the living without looking over his shoulder at his wife. They made their way across the underworld, but at the last minute Orpheus panicked when he suddenly couldn’t hear her footsteps. Looking around, he caught a last fleeting glimpse of her sorrowful face before she faded forever back into the Underworld.+Perhaps the most famous rescue attempt was that carried out by <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​orpheus">​Orpheus</​apdx>​. A wonderful musician and companion of heroes, he lost his wife Eurydice after she was bitten by a snake. Distraught, he sang such a powerful song of despair that the Olympian Gods took pity on him and showed him the way to an entrance to the underworld. He gained passage from Charon and subdued Cerberus with his beautiful singing and lyre music. Making his way to the court of Hades and <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​persephone">​Persephone</​apdx>,​ he pleaded in song for the return of his beloved. Persephone, moved by his love, allowed him to retrieve Eurydice from the Asphodel Meadows. The condition was that Orpheus would have to reach the world of the living without looking over his shoulder at his wife. They made their way across the underworld, but at the last minute Orpheus panicked when he suddenly couldn’t hear her footsteps. Looking around, he caught a last fleeting glimpse of her sorrowful face before she faded forever back into the Underworld.
  
 ==Rebirth== ==Rebirth==
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