Strands of Fate
A ornate Lyre, with threads of gold
Apollo seeking an instrument of the most perfect quality, to accompany his poetry and tribute to Zeus worked to craft a golden lyre. The body made for the most ancient oaks turned gold by the touch of Midas and the threads of life cut by The Fates, and stolen by Hermes to string the instrument. But at the moment Apollo plucked the threads of the Lyre did he realize the horror he had created. Casting it from Olympus into the sea, he left it to Poseidon so that neither mortal nor god should hear its music.