A ka'athyra (also known as a Vulcan lute, Vulcan lyre, Vulcan lyrette, or lytherette) was a musical instrument originating from Vulcan.
Spock was an accomplished ka'athyra player. (TOS episode: "Charlie X", et al) He was given his instrument by his father, Sarek, and found transposing music from other worlds to be performed on the ka'athyra to be a compelling logical exercise. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Forge)
- The Vulcan language name for this instrument was first revealed in the novel Dwellers in the Crucible.
Ka'athyra Players of NoteEdit
- Federation Presidential advisor Sonek Pran (ST novel: A Singular Destiny)
- Vulcan sociologist/explorer Stell (TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky)
- Starfleet Lieutenant Tuvok (VOY episode: "Innocence")