Syrinx was a nymph in Greek mythology, who followed the goddess Artemis. The god Pan tried to seduce her, so she asked some river nymphs to help her escape. As a result, she was transformed into reeds that made a horrible sound when Pan would blow across them. Pan took the reeds, cut them in appropriate lengths and turned them into pan pipes, which were named syrinx since then.
See Also: Artemis, Pan
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