3360 Syrinx

This minor planet is named after a nymph from Greek myth. She was a follower of Artemis, and accordingly valued her chastity. When Pan started stalking her all lustily, she ran and asked river nymphs for protection, and they turned her into hollow river reeds. Pan, creep that he is, turned her into the instrument with which he is often associated, called the syrinx or panflute.

The symbol of this minor planet is a simple representation of a panflute with four vertical lines as the reeds. The top and right lines are proportioned as a square, the left line is half as long, and the middle two split the difference.

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