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The Greek God Pan

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Nora Flaherty

on 11 January 2013

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The Greek God Pan Legends??????? Pan fell in love with the Nymph Sirynx who disdained him. So, escaping from Pan, who pursued her, she came to a river, and not being able to escape, she asked to the Nymphs of the river to change her form, and they, listening to her prayers turned her into marsh reeds. So when Pan wished to hold her there was nothing left of her except the reeds and the sound which the air produced in them. Upon hearing this Pan said:
"This converse, at least, shall I have with you."
And so, joining reeds of different sizes, he invented the musical instrument that was called the Sirynx, after the nymph they were made of. Even more legends?????????? Who is Pan???????????????????? God of music, fertility, and the wilderness. He was half goat half man. His name means all. He was a lover of nymphs and is often pictures chasing them through the forest. He has goats feet, two horns, and a man's torso. He also always has his pipes. Pan is the child of Hermes and a nymph. Exclusive on the half-man, half-goat Once Pan had the audacity to compare his music with that of Apollo and challenged Apollo, the god of the lyre, to a trial of skill. Tmolus, the god of mountains, was chosen to judge the contest. Pan blew on his pipes, and with his rustic melody gave great satisfaction to himself and his faithful follower, Midas, who happened to be present. Then Apollo struck the strings of his lyre. The victory was awarded to Apollo, and everyone except Midas agreed with this outcome. He questioned the justice of the award. Apollo would not suffer such a corrupted pair of ears any longer, and caused them to become the ears of a donkey. King Midas was extremely embarrassed at this mishap. But he attempted to hide his hideous and unfortunate looks with either a turban or headdress. Present day??????? Pan is still a god-like figure in many pagan and wiccan groups. The 'Horned God' is the great god Pan, the goat-footed god with a human torso and a human but goat-horned head. He was worshipped so much by his many followers hated by the Church that they used His description for their "Devil" and called him the lord of all evil. Yet, to the ancients who worshipped Him, and to the modern Pagans and Witches that worship Citations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Pan (mythology)." Kids.Net.Au. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.
"The Wiccan God - The Green Man." The Wiccan God - The Green Man. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.
"Fast Facts On: Pan." About.com Greece Travel. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.
"Pan." Pan. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.
"PAN : Greek God of Shepherds & Flocks | Mythology, W/ Pictures." PAN : Greek God of Shepherds & Flocks | Mythology, W/ Pictures. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.
"Pan, Greek God of the Wild." Pan, Greek God of the Wild. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013. Fun Fact!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -His name is where the word panic comes from. Panic is a sudden overpowering fright. There are many reasons behind this. When Pan was awoken from naps, he would shout so loudly that everyone near him was in a panic. Other legends say that when a nurse saw him for the first time after his birth she was in horror at the horned, half goat beast and ran away. Other legends say that every visitor to come to his forest, Pan would scare by rustling trees and such.
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