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Mythology & Beliefs: Syrinx
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Syrinx was a nymph pursued by Pan; changed to reeds, from which he made his pipes.

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.[1] The word syringe was derived from this word...

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