Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Pan


Pan
Pan was the god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain, wilds, hunting, and rustic music. In Greek mythology Pan was usually said to be son of Hermes by the daughter of Dryops, or by Thymbris or by Penelope, and in some versions son of Zeus. Pan wandered the hills and mountain of Arkadia playing his pan-pipes and chasing Nymphs. 
Pan with Nymphs

                                                  His unseen presence aroused feelings of panic in men passing through the remote, lonely places of the wilds. Pan was often represented as a vigorous  and lustful figure with the horns, legs, and ears of a goat. Pan was lover of nymphs, and nymphs commonly fled from his advances. Syrinx ran away from Pan advances and was transformed into a clump of reeds, out of which Pan crafted his famous pan-pipes. Some Christian depictions of the devil bear a striking resemblance to Pan. Pan could inspire irrational terror in humans, and the word 'panic' came from his name.

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