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Pan, the God of the Shepherds

Last Update: 02 May 2021


Pan, the God of the Shepherds
Pan was a lascivious Satyr of the mountains and the God of the Shepherds and the Flocks.His mainduty was to make the flocks fruitful.
Family of Pan

Pan was the most famous of the Satyrs and a son of Greek god Hermes, the messenger of the gods and the Nymph Penelope(or Dryope).

Appearance of Pan

Pan was an ugly satyr with a long beard, pointed ears, goat legs, and horns. Although Pan was considered a benevolent god, almost no one thought anything of Pan, not even his mother, who ran away in horror and disgust and disgust at the first sight of Pan.

Pan is often depicted with a pipe in his hand to delight the gods with his divine melodies. His sacred tree was the pine



Mount Mainalon, home of Pan
The home of the god Pan was Mount Mainalon in Southern Greece. There the god of shepherds used to keep watch to spy nymphs and seduce them. When the nymphs confronted him, they would run away in fear and hide in the forests and dark places of Mainalon

Pan means "everything/all" in the Greek language

odd information about panThe modern word "panic" was named in Pan's honour, because a sudden appearance from him would easily cause overwhelming fear and terror.


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