An Arcadian nymph loved by Pan. She fled from his amorous pursuit and came upon Ladon's sandy stream. Here she begged her Sorores Liquidae (Watery Sisters) to change her. When Pan thought he had captured her, he was holding the tall marsh reeds instead. The soft winds stirring the reeds brought forth a thin and plaintive sound, and Pan, entranced by this new music, waxed together reeds of different lengths and made the pipes that keep his darling's name.



  • Ovid. Metamorphoses i, 690. ff.; comp. Vossius on Virgil's Eclogues, p. 33.