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Pan

The Greek god of forests and meadows (pagans) and generally of all nature. He was a son of Hermes and a nymph, after a second version of Zeus and the Kallisto and after a third version of Zeus and the nymph Hybris. In terms of its shape, it is a hybrid of an upper body and the lower body of a ram or billy goat. Pan occurs as the leader of the satyrs in the wake of the Greek wine god Dionysos and is considered the inventor of the shepherd's flute named after him. He is worshiped by the shepherds, but they are afraid of his sight (panic). But they ask him for protection for their flocks and make sacrifices for it. The left picture shows a Roman mosaic of Pan. In the right picture (one in Pompeii found sculpture from 100 BC He teaches the shepherd Daphnis (also a demigod from a connection of Hermes with a nymph) to play the panpipe. See also under regional customs. wine gods and wine Saints,

Pan - Roman Mosaic / Pan teaches Daphnis to play the pan flute

Left: By Marie-Lan Nguyen , public domain, link
Right: From virtusincertus - Flickr : Pan and Daphnis , CC BY 2.0 , Link

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