The Aeolian Harp is from the Greek god of wind Aeolus. Perhaps the harp originated when a soldier hung his bow where the wind could strike it and make the cord sing.

Aoelus is here depicted as a personification of the winds.


Pan Pipes. These were initially made by the Greek god Pan, the companion of the nymphs, god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music.

Pan presents the pipes to his lover Daphnis.


The Lyre is one of the oldest musical instruments.

The tortoise shell makes a good sounding box and a frame over which to stretch the strings of a lyre.


The Aulos is a double pipe. Here is a duet with an Aulos and a Lyre.

The musician plays his Aulos.