Eurydice was a nymph and the bride of Orpheus, a legendary musician and poet. On their wedding day, she got bit by a viper and died from the poison. The despairing Orpheus played such sad songs on his lyre that even the gods wept and told him to go to the Underworld to bring her back. Orpheus did so and finally played in front of Hades and Persephone, whose cold hearts were thawed by his song. They allowed for Eurydice’s return on one condition: Orpheus must walk in front of her and not look back until they’re out of the Underworld. Along the way, Orpheus began to suspect that he’d been deceived, that Eurydice was not there with him at all. Just as soon as he reached daylight, he looked back, and she disappeared back into the Underworld. However, when Orpheus was later killed by the Maenads, his soul was reunited with hers in the Underworld.