Les Oiseaux dans la Charmille.

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This illustration was an idea from the story Orpheus’s journey to the Underworld. This print shows Hades; the King of the Dead. The wraps covering his face are an interpretation Helm of Darkness given to Hades by the Cyclops in the war against the Titans. The helmet allows the wearer to conceal his true nature ‘the helmet of Pluto, which maketh the politic man go invisible, is secrecy in the counsel, and celerity in the execution.’