LYRA is a compact but prominent constellation, it contains Vega, a bright star that dominates the summer skies and represents the lyre, the musical instrument, Mythologically owned by Orpheus, able to charm all living things with his music. Every creature was enchanted by Orpheus, when Orpheus died Zeus sent an eagle to get the lyre and placed both of them in the sky. In Japan, Vega is also called Tanabata, a celestial princess. The story tells that she falls in love with a mortal, Kengyu, who eventually is placed in the sky with her. The gods jealous of their love decide to separate them. The Celestial River, or the Milky Way keep them apart but each year, on the 7th night of the 7th moon (late july, beginning of August), a bridge of magpies forms across the Celestial River, and the two lovers are reunited. However, the annual trip is treacherous and sometimes the two lovers cannot meet. The princess cries in despair, shedding tears that turns into a meteor shower, those shooting stars making our wish come true.