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Syrinx

Syrinx

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Syrinx

Syrinx was not a lucky nymph. Unfortunately for her, she caught the attention of lusty god Pan, who chased her all around and tried to have his way with her. To escape him, Syrinx begged the naiads of the River Ladon to transform her into a bunch of reeds. Pan was so bummed that he cut some of the reeds and bound them together to make the first ever pan flute. What do you think: twisted or romantic?

Basic Information

NameSyrinx
NicknamePan Flute Girl
SexFemale
Current cityThe shore of the River Ladon, Arcadia

Work & Education

OccupationUm, being reeds?
EducationThe Artemis School of Chastity

Beliefs

Political viewsShe's a bunch of reeds now, so she doesn't really care what happens.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsLadon (Some say the river was her father.)
SiblingsNone
ChildrenNone
FriendsArtemis
The naiads of the River Ladon
EnemiesPan

Relationships

Relationship statusSingle
Interested inNobody

Favorites

Quotations"Pan, Pan is dead."
– from "The Dead Pan" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"What was he doing, the great god Pan,
Down in the reeds by the river?
Spreading ruin and scattering ban"
– from "A Musical Instrument" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over."
– Aesop

"Wade in the water
Wade in the water, children
Wade in the water
God's gonna trouble the water"
– from "Wade in the Water"

"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day."
– Winnie the Pooh
Books"A Musical Instrument" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 
"The Dead Pan" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (yeah, she loves her) 
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
"Birches" by Robert Frost 
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank 
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 
"in Just" by e. e. cummings 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 
The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes 
"This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 
MusicDown to the River to Pray (the Alison Krauss version)
We Are Never Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift 
Syrinx (La Flute da Pan) by Claude Debussy 
Bottom of the River by Delta Rae
Spectrum by Florence + the Machine 
Wade in the Water by Eva Cassidy 
The Temples of Syrinx by Rush 
MoviesPan's Labyrinth 
Beasts of the Southern Wild 
Spirited Away 
Psycho 
Les Misérables 
A River Runs Through It 
Cloud Atlas 
The Virgin Suicides 
TV ShowsPlanet Earth 
Once Upon a Time 
Revenge 

Activities & Interests

LikesArbor Day
Wetland preserves
Marshy soil
DislikesGlobal warming
ActivitiesRunning from Pan
Bending in the wind
Being a pan flute
InterestsEcology
Botany
GroupsNymphs 
The Nymphs Fanclub 
Wetland Conservation Society
Reeds rule!

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