One day Orpheus plays his music in the forest and wakes Eurydice, a wood nymph, and they fall in love and marry. After a short while, Eurydice is struck dead by the bite of a snake. Orpheus, determined to get her back, goes down into the Underworld to convince Hades to give her back. However there is a catch - Orpheus must leave the Underworld and not look back. If he can reach the sunlit world, trusting the Eurydice is behind him she is his, but if he looks back, she returns to the underworld forever.