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Pan and the Tears of the Pine

Pan, the God of the Shepherds in greek mythology
The pine tree
Pitys was a forest nymph so beautiful that she attracted both the satyr Pan and the stormy Boreas, the Wind of the North.
When she had to choose between the two gods, Pitys bestowed her favors upon Pan, since Pan was making less noise. Insulted and thirsty for revenge, Boreas tossed Pitys from a rock.

When Pan found the nymph unresponsive, he took pity on her and transformed her into his sacred tree, the pine tree. From then on, the nymph weeps every time the North Wind blows. Her teardrops are the droplets of pine resin that dribble down each autumn of the year.

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