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Thamus, are you there? When you reach Palodes, take care to proclaim that the great god Pan is dead.
De defectu oraculorum

Pan is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, hunting, and rustic music, and companion of the nymphs. His father was Hermes, and his mother was a nymph called Dryope.

Overview

It was believed that he often chased nymphs in order to seduce them, but he was always turned down due to his ugly appearance. Pan's angry voice was so frightening, that caused panic to anyone who was unlucky to be close enough to hear it.

Appearance

He was depicted as being half human, while having the legs and horns of a goat, just like a faun.

Personality

Powers and Abilities

Superhuman strength: the god Pan has a strength that exceeds the human one, he can with consecutive punches break and drop very sturdy trees. (depending on the tree he can more time or less)

manipulation of minds: with his flute (pan flute) he can subjugate human and order what he wants who controls also lead to venerate him

irrepressible sexual desire: God Pan is a deity of sexuality is inclined to have a lot of intercourse and leads adepts to orgies in his honor. (most likely)

experienced fighter: Pan is very experienced in fighting hand to hand and always wins and never misses an opportunity to give a sense of superiority, often fights only with men and fauns has never faced a divinity. (knowing that he cannot compete with them)

History

One day he came across a beautiful nymph called Syrinx. He tried to seduce her, but she managed to run away. Followed by the god, she sought refuge among her sisters, who transformed her into a reed. When the wind started blowing, a melody was produced. Pan, not knowing which reed Syrinx was transformed into, took seven or nine of them and joined them side by side in decreasing length, thus creating his musical instrument that bore the name of the nymph.

Myths and Legends

His Roman counterpart was Faunus.

There were no temples attributed to Pan, but he was rather worshiped in natural settings such as caves. Moreover, the word 'panic' derives from the name of the goat-like deity.

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