"Starving will kill as dead as hanging," was Lieders's orphic response to this.
And Orphic purity was mainly, though not entirely, the result of moral discipline.
We may also take it that he was familiar with all sorts of Orphic and Pythagorean sectaries.
The Orphic priests of old Greece most nearly resembled the shamans of the savages.
To them any version of the Orphic myth ...