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Syrinx, the Passion of Pan and Inspiration for Melody

Last Update: 21 Mar 2021


Syrinx, the Passion of Pan and Inspiration for Melody
Syrinx was a beautiful, playful wood Nymph from Arcadia who had a passion for hunting and with whom the Satyr Pan once fell in love.

To avoid the Satyr, Syrinx took refuge on the banks of the river Ladonas, and there transformed herself into a reed, from which the Satyr created a kind of wind instrument, the "syringe" which took its name from the Nymph and became the shepherds' favorite musical instrument.

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