Orpheus is the singular son of Oeagrus. Born in Thrace he eschews a political life of competition with his fellow man and prefers an aesthetic, philosophical existence. This choice means he is often scorned, but it is also this decision which fosters a friendship with Cheiron and other more ruminative colleagues.
Orpheus is skilled in music and navigation. His travels have developed considerable knowledge of religion, geography and philosophy. He has journeyed extensively through Asia, Africa and Europe, demonstrating a knowledge of Troy, the Hittite empire, Egypt, Thrace and even Britain.