PAN was the god of shepherds and hunters, and of the meadows and forests of the mountain wilds. His unseen presence aroused panic in those who traversed his realm. One of these,, fled his advances and was transformed into a mountain-pine, the god's sacred tree. And a third,, was cursed to fade away for spurning the god, leaving behind just a voice to repeat his mountain cries. Pan was depicted as a man with the horns, legs and tail of a goat, a thick beard, snub nose and pointed ears. He often appears in scenes of the company of. In the classical age the Greeks associated his name with the word pan meaning all. However its true origin lay in an old Arcadian word for rustic.
PAN Greek God of Shepherds Hunters amp the Wilds Roman
The Romans identified with Pan their own god Inuus, and sometimes also Faunus. Respecting the plural (Panes) or beings with goat's feet, see Satyri. In works of art Pan is represented as a voluptuous and sensual being, with horns, puck-nose, and goat's feet, sometimes in the act of dancing, and sometimes playing on the syrinx. C. Greek vase painting which demonstrates that they were often regarded as two distinct deities.
Pan is identified with the Phrygian Satyr in the tale of his musical contest with Apollon. The story is modified slightly to exclude the punishment inflicted upon the satyr by the god. In ancient Greek art Pan was often as a deity in the train of Dionysos. Pan's animals were the goat and the tortoise. His plants were the Corsican pine, the water-reed, and the mountain beech.
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