Devil's Throat is, according to the legend, the route by which Orpheus, the legendary Thracian singer, attempted to retrieve his beloved Euridice from Hades in the Underworld. According to the story, Orpheus, a famed musician, whose music was apparently sweet enough to tame anything he so pleased, was very much in love with Euridice. But on their wedding day, a venomous snake bit Euridice and she died. Orpheus was desperate to have her back, so he went to the Underworld to ask Hades and Persephone to let her live. At first they refused, but Orpheus played his lyre, and persuaded them. They agreed that he could lead Euridice out of the Underworld, but if he looked back at her once before he was all the way back to the world of the living, she would return to the Underworld, and Orpheus would not get another chance to free her. Orpheus agreed, but when he was almost out, he couldn't resist, and looked back just in time to see Euridice disappear back to Hades.
In Devil's Throat is an enormous underground hall, thought to be the main hall of Hades in the myth.
The cave has a couple waterfalls in it. Actually there are three waterfalls. One of them is the tallest underground waterfall on the Balkans (42m). Interesting fact is that after calculating the capacity at the entrance and at the exit, the water does not split anywhere, but it takes very long time for something to come out at the exit. It is believed that the water dives very deep down and up, maybe a couple of times, thus creating an air balloon somewhere.
It is a dangerous cave. Two divers attempted to investigate the water and lost their lives. The problem is that after certain area you cannot continue with oxygen equipment.
Located in the western Rhodope in Bulgaria
Photographs were taken with great pleasure and respect to the objects.