How far have we fallen? How lonely have we become?
We all learned in middle school that ancient myths and folklore developed out of a human need for understanding and clarity. These stories emerged to explain circumstances, events, rituals, beliefs, and emotions that early humans could not comprehend. But now, thousands of years later, what makes us qualified to claim a higher understanding than ancient Greeks? Yes, we have made incredible advancements in just about every field of study, but the mythological retellings in xo Orpheus remind us that, at our core, we still lack what the ancient Greeks we searching for: A reason for our suffering and contentment. No matter how far we’ve come as a society, we still look to the skies and ask, wonder, curse, and strain for meaning and enlightenment.