Orpheus tried to follow her, but this time the goods would not allow it. And so he wandered the earth alone. he sang his sad songs to the trees and longed for the time when he, too, would die and be reunited with his beloved Eurydice in the underworld.
He is childlike in his boasting and rivalry, in his love of presents and rewards, and in his concern for his reputation. He is sometimes foolhardy and wrong-headed, risking his life—and the lives of others—for trifles.