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Arion. The Tale of the Second Orpheus By: Griffin Huizinga and Nolan Coy. A rion Son of P oseidon. Arion was the son of Poseidon and a naiad He was favored by Apollo, god of the sun Apollo taught him to play the lyre

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Arion

Arion

The Tale of the Second Orpheus

By: Griffin Huizinga and Nolan Coy


A rion son of p oseidon
Arion Son of Poseidon

  • Arionwas the son of Poseidon and a naiad

  • He was favored by Apollo, god of the sun

  • Apollo taught him to play the lyre

  • An oracle told Arion that he would not return from any journey he went on.

Poseidon

Apollo


Arion s trip
Arion’s Trip

  • Against the orders of the oracle, Arion went to Italy to compete in a music competition.

  • Arion won every event, and the fans liked him so much they gave him prizes and gifts.

  • While in Italy, he invented the dithyramb, a song of praise.


On the sea
On the Sea

  • After leaving the festival, Arion boarded a ship to go home.

  • On the ship, the captain and his crew planned to take arion’s gifts and then kill him

  • Arion asked to play one last song before he died, so the captain said yes.

  • He played the dithyramb so beautifully that dolphins and all the creatures of the sea came to hear it.

  • He then jumped off of the ship, and a dolphin and its group rescued him and returned him to his home.


Arion returns h ome
Arion Returns Home

  • Arion returns a day before the ship.

  • Arion tells his friend, king Periander of Corinth, what happened on the sea.

  • When the ship arrives, the captain and crew are caught and hanged.

  • When the dolphin died, Arion gave him a magnificent funeral.

  • When Arion died, Apollo placed him in the stars along with his dolphin friend.