Greek mythology has the story of Orpheus, where his music so enchants Hades that Orpheus is allowed to rescue his wife. However he is told not to look back as they emerge. He does look back and loses her. Genesis has the story of Lot and his family, being the only good people in Sodom. They are told to leave before God destroys the city, but are told not to look back. Lot's wife does look back and is turned into a pillar of salt. Are there similar stories in other cultures?