“Syrinx” by Arthur Hacker

SYRINX (Greek Sýrinks)

in Greek mythology Arcadian ➚ hamadryad, virgin worshipper of ➚ Artemis. Fleeing from the amorous ➚ Pan she asked ➚ naiads for help and was transformed into a reed growing on the shore of the Ladon river. Pan cut the reed and made a pipe (Greek sýrinks, Latin siringa, fistula), which became his favorite instrument, called “Pan flute” [1,2].


[1] O v i d., Met., I, 689 ff.; [2] T h e o c r., Syrinx 1 ff.