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?
|Nickname||Pan Flute Girl|
|Current city||The shore of the River Ladon, Arcadia|
|Occupation||Um, being reeds?|
|Education||The Artemis School of Chastity|
|Political views||She's a bunch of reeds now, so she doesn't really care what happens.|
|Parents||Ladon (Some say the river was her father.)|
The naiads of the River Ladon
|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."
"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
|Music||Down 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
|Movies||Pan's Labyrinth |
Beasts of the Southern Wild
A River Runs Through It
The Virgin Suicides
|TV Shows||Planet Earth |
Once Upon a Time