And then there came peace into their musicand the heavens and the earth sang together.
The connection between Pan and Pushan was first identified in by the German scholar Hermann Collitz. Arcadia was a district of mountain people, culturally separated from other Greeks.
Arcadian hunters used to scourge the statue of the god if they had been disappointed in the chase. These are often referred to as the Cave of Pan.
The only exceptions are the Temple of Pan on the Neda River gorge in the southwestern Peloponnese — the ruins of which survive to this day — and the Temple of Pan at Apollonopolis Magna in ancient Egypt. Parentage[ edit ] The parentage of Pan is unclear;  generally he is the son of Hermesalthough occasionally in some myths he is the son of Zeusor Dionysuswith whom his mother is said to be a wood nymphsometimes Dryope or, even in the 5th-century AD source Dionysiaca by Nonnus In some early sources such as Pindarhis father is Apollo via Penelopethe wife of Odysseus.
Other sources Duris of Samos ; the Vergilian commentator Servius report that Penelope slept with all suitors in Odysseus' absence, and gave birth to Pan as a result.
Like other nature spirits, Pan appears to be older than the Olympiansif it is true that he gave Artemis her hunting dogs and taught the secret of prophecy to Apollo. According to some traditions, Aegipan was the son of Pan, rather than his father. Nymphs[ edit ] One of the famous myths of Pan involves the origin of his pan flutefashioned from lengths of hollow reed.
Syrinx was a lovely wood- nymph of Arcadia, daughter of Landon, the river-god. As she was returning from the hunt one day, Pan met her.
To escape from his importunities, the fair nymph ran away and didn't stop to hear his compliments. He pursued from Mount Lycaeum until she came to her sisters who immediately changed her into a reed.
When the air blew through the reeds, it produced a plaintive melody. The god, still infatuated, took some of the reeds, because he could not identify which reed she became, and cut seven pieces or according to some versions, ninejoined them side by side in gradually decreasing lengths, and formed the musical instrument bearing the name of his beloved Syrinx.
Henceforth Pan was seldom seen without it. Echo was a nymph who was a great singer and dancer and scorned the love of any man. This angered Pan, a lecherous god, and he instructed his followers to kill her. Echo was torn to pieces and spread all over earth.
The goddess of the earth, Gaiareceived the pieces of Echo, whose voice remains repeating the last words of others. In some versions, Echo and Pan had two children: In other versions, Pan had fallen in love with Echo, but she scorned the love of any man but was enraptured by Narcissus.
As Echo was cursed by Hera to only be able to repeat words that had been said by someone else, she could not speak for herself.Pan was the god of the wild, hunting and companion of the nymphs.
He was depicted as being half human, while having the legs and horns of a goat, just like a faun; his Roman counterpart was Faunus. Find great deals on eBay for pan god. Shop with confidence. Pan, in Greek mythology, a fertility deity, more or less bestial in form.
He was associated by the Romans with Faunus.
Originally an Arcadian deity, his name is a Doric contraction of paon (“pasturer”) but was commonly supposed in antiquity to be connected with pan .
Pan could be multiplied into a swarm of Pans, and even be given individual names, as in Nonnus' Dionysiaca, where the god Pan had twelve sons that helped Dionysus in his war against the Indians.
Their names were Kelaineus, Argennon, Aigikoros, Eugeneios, Omester, Daphoenus, Phobos, Philamnos, Xanthos, Glaukos, Argos, and Phorbas. The Great God Pan, The White People, and Other Horrors: The Best Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of Arthur Machen (Oldstyle Tales of Murder, Mystery, Horror, and Hauntings) (Volume 15) Aug 17, by Arthur Machen and M Grant Kellermeyer.
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