Orphism

noun Or·phism \ ˈȯr-ˌfi-zəm \

Definition of Orphism

:a mystic Greek religion offering initiates purification of the soul from innate evil and release from the cycle of reincarnation

Origin and Etymology of orphism

Orpheus, its reputed founder


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