Eurydice, a well-known character of classic fable. A snake-bite led to her passage from earth to Hades, and, her husband, Orpheus, whose lute charmed stocks and stones and subdued savage beasts, set out to try the effects of music on the powers below. He silenced Cerberus, and drew iron tears down Pluto's cheek, and his wife was restored on condition that he should not look at her as she followed him till they reached the upper air. His great love was not proof against temptation. He turned, looked, and lost her. The story is prettily told by Virgil in the Georgics.