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Music is in the stars. Most obviously, it appears as the constellation Lyra (Latin for lyre). The original instrument was crafted from a tortoise shell by Hermes, then was gifted to his half-brother Apollo, and in turn given to Apollo’s son Orpheus, the musician to the Argonauts. Shakespeare said of Orpheus: “Everything that heard him play/Even the billows of the sea/Hung their heads, and then lay by”. The Roman poet Ovid, writing about the constellation, refers to the seven strings of the Pleiades.