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According to Bulfinch's 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 beseeched succor 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 thence forth known as syrinx. The word 'syringe' orignated from this word. Greek mythology consists of a large collection of narratives detailing the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, which were first envisioned and disseminated in an oral-poetic tradition. ... The ancient Greeks proposed many different ideas about the primordial gods in their mythology. ... In Greek mythology, the Titans (Greek Τιτάν, plural Τιτάνες) were a race of powerful deities that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. ... The twelve gods of Olympus. ... The ancient Greeks had a large number of sea gods. ... In mythology chthonic (from Greek χθονιος-pertaining to the earth; earthy) designates, or pertains to, gods or spirits of the underworld, especially in Greek mythology. ... MuSE is an acronym that stands for Multiple Streaming Engine. ... Asclepius (Greek also rendered Aesculapius in Latin and transliterated Asklepios) was the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology, according to which he was born a mortal but was given immortality as the constellation Ophiuchus after his death. ... Medicine is the branch of health science and the sector of public life concerned with maintaining human health or restoring it through the treatment of disease and injury. ... In Greek mythology LÄ“tṓ (Greek: Λητώ, Lato in Dorian Greek, the hidden one) is a daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe, and in the Olympian scheme of things, Zeus is the father of her twins, Apollo and Artemis. ... Statue of Apollo at the British Museum. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Pane (mythology) be merged into this article or section. ... In a draw in a mountainous region, a shepherd guides a flock of about 20 sheep amidst scrub and olive trees. ... Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse In Greek mythology, a nymph is any member of a large class of female nature entities, sometimes bound to a particular location or landform. ... Alseid - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The names of the species of the nymphs varied according to their natural abode. ... In Greek mythology, the Crinaeae were a type of nymph associated with fountains. ... The Dryad by Evelyn De Morgan Dryads are tree spirits in Greek mythology. ... Categories: Mythology stubs | Nymphs ... For the ancient Greek city Hesperides see Benghazi. ... In Greek mythology, the Limnades were a type of nymph. ... In Greek mythology, the Meliae were nymphs of the manna-ash tree. ... Naiad by John William Waterhouse, 1893 In Greek mythology, the Naiads (from the Greek νάειν, to flow, and νἃμα, running water) were a type of nymph who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, and brooks, as river gods embodied rivers, and some very ancient spirits inhabited the still waters of... In Greek mythology, the Napaeae (νάπη, a wooded dell) were a type of shy but mirthful nymph. ... In Greek mythology, the Nereids (NEER-ee-eds) are blue-haired sea nymphs, the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris. ... In Greek and Roman mythology, the Oceanids were the three thousand children of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. ... In Greek mythology, Oreads (ὄρος, mountain) were a type of nymph that lived in mountains. ... In Greek mythology, the Pegaeae were a type of nymph that lived in springs. ... Thomas Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867) was an American writer, born in Newton, Massachusetts to a highly-educated but not rich Bostonian merchant family. ... Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse In Greek mythology, a nymph is any member of a large class of female nature entities, sometimes bound to a particular location or landform. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Marble sculpture of Pan copulating with a goat, recovered from Herculaneum Pan (Greek Παν, genitive Πανος) is the Greek god who watches over shepherds and their flocks. ... Reed may mean: Reed (plant), a plant with a tall strong hollow stem that grows in large groups in shallow water or on marshy ground Reed (music), a thin strip of material which vibrates to make music, often made from the stem of the reed plant Reed College, a college... Pan pipes (also known as the panflute or the syrinx or quills) is an ancient musical instrument based on the principle of the stopped pipe, consisting usually of ten or more pipes of gradually increasing length. ...


Syrinx in popular culture

The Canadian rock band Rush wrote "The Temples of Syrinx", part of their twenty-minute epic track, 2112. The name is ironic because the Priests of the Temples in the dystopian society depicted in the lyrics are opposed to music and advocate the destruction of musical instruments. // Look up Rush in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Rush may refer to: Rush (band), a Canadian progressive rock band Rush (album) from the Canadian rock band Rush Rush, a 1998 album by Bel Canto Rush (American football) In botany it refers to Juncus, a semiaquatic grass-like plant of the... (Redirected from 2112) 2112 is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ...


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Syrinx: Spinal Cord Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition (359 words)
A syrinx is a fluid-filled cavity that develops in the spinal cord (called a syringomyelia), in the brain stem (called a syringobulbia), or in both.
In about half of the people who have a syrinx, it is present at birth, and then for poorly understood reasons, it enlarges during the teen or young adult years.
Syrinxes in the brain stem can produce vertigo, nystagmus (rapid movement of the eyes in one direction followed by a slower drift back to the original position), unusual sensations (such as pins-and-needles) in the face, loss of taste, difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing, and weakness and wasting away (atrophy) of the tongue.
Syrinx - LoveToKnow 1911 (295 words)
The syrinx consisted of a varying number of reeds, having their open ends or embouchures in a horizontal line and their stopped ends, formed by the knots in the reed, gradually decreasing in length from left to right.
The syrinx was in use during the middle ages, and was known in France as frestel or fretiau, in medieval Latin as fistula pans, and in Germany as Pansflote or Hirtenpfeife (now Papagenof ote).
The modern mouth-organ is the representative of the syrinx, although blown by means of a free reed.
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