From the recording The Cave of Hermes
In ancient Greek mythology, Melinoe was the goddess of ghosts and spirits. She was either the daughter of Hades and Persephone or of Persephone and Zeus. Melaina ("The Black One") is the under-earth or chthonic aspect of the Greek Great Goddess, said to bring nightmares!
The creepy characteristics of this goddess are evoked here, on my marvellously mythological looking 'Lyre of Thamyris'. I also use the skin soundboard of my lyre as a drum, for the eerie percussive effects heard throughout the piece.