No one from all the ancient chroniclers has ever mentioned his date or place of birth.
But all of the historical writers agree on the point and confirm that he was a saintly king of the Thracians and at the same time he was the main priest. His father was Oyagar and gave him instructions how to restore the most ancient cult of his forefathers and he did that successfully. But what was that cult exactly, probably the Greek chroniclers didn’t find out and that’s why they called it “mysteries”. Only few external features of this worship are mentioned. In the religious ceremonies only initiated men took part and there were strictly no women allowed to attend. It was prohibited to carry any kind of weapons in the temple, as well.
All writers agree that Orpheus preached that the soul is eternal and for nonviolence, and that’s the reason for his personal drama.
Deodorus said: “He was killed by Macedonian and Thracian women in one of the biggest temples in Libetra. They used the pile of weapons by the men outside the temple. And they killed most of the men who were in the temple and tore into pieces Orpheus.”
Cononus: “The women who worshipped Dionysus decided to kill Orpheus but they were afraid of him and the group of men around him. But after they got intoxicated with wine they dared to do it.”
The legend says that his followers burned his body. They put the ashes in an urn and they placed it on a high platform and worshipped it…
Nowadays, the archaeologists have found in the Rodopi Mountains many tombs in the rocks in which there were no skeletons found, but just the ashes of the renowned Thracians.
Yes, it’s known that the Thracians had that tradition to burn dead bodies and even celebrate someone’s departure from this world, singing different auspicious songs, preparing the soul for his next destination.
His music and songs were incomparable, he could charm even the wild beasts and birds, and even the trees and the stones would follow him. All gods in heaven and underground /Hades/ were very pleased by his playing… Only because of his talent the Argonauts would be able to escape the enchanting songs of the sirens. And that’s why the Greek heroes seeking the Golden Fleece invited him on their ship /Odyssey/.

But who was actually Orpheus? Who was his worshippable Lord?
They didn’t know, because they didn’t belong to the same culture.

We can find out more about him looking into the remnants of the native Thracian culture.
There is a book printed 1874 in Belgrade – “VEDA SLOVENA”.


What is Veda Slovena?