Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Myths, symbolism, and folklore
lyre It is a symbol of divine harmony and of the harmonious union of sky and earth. The lyre is an attribute of the Greek god Apollo and a common symbol of music and poetry. The sound of the lyre was sometimes believed (e.g., in the myth of Orpheus) to have magical powers, especially of taming wild beasts. In the Bible, playing the harp is an expression of thanks to and praise of God. (Herder)

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