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Eunomos (Greek mythology, music, insects)

An Ancient Greek myth tells of the cithara player Eunomos (“Mr Goodtune”). During a competition, the highest string on his five-string cithara broke. At that moment, a cicada landed on the musical instrument and sang in the place of the missing string: together, they won the competition.[30]

Source: Insects in mythology – Wikipedia


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  1. Tim B.

    “Egan (1994) affirms that there are several independent Greek sources that tell the story of Eunomos and the cicada. Eunomos, an accomplished cithara[2] player and singer, was performing in a competition when one of the cithara strings snaps. A cicada as offering, alights on his cithara, sustaining the note of the broken string. Eunomos, thereby attributed accolade, wins the competition. “

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