Syrinx in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
an Arcadian nymph, who being pursued by Pan, fled into the
river Ladon. and at her own request was metamorphosed into a
reed. which Pan then made his flute. (Ov. Met. 1.690. &c.;
comp. Voss. Virg. Ecl. p. 33.) - A Dictionary of Greek and
Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.
Syrinx in Wikipedia
In classical mythology, Syrinx (Greek Συριγξ) was a nymph and
a follower of Artemis, known for her chastity. Pursued by the
amorous Greek god Pan, she ran to the river's edge and asked
for assistance from the river nymphs. In answer, she was
transformed into hollow water reeds that made a haunting sound
when the god's frustrated breath blew across them. Pan cut the
reeds to fashion the first set of pan pipes, which were
thenceforth known as syrinx. The word syringe was derived
from this word...