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Pan god: Son Of Hermes


Pan, is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds and rustic music, and companion of the nymphs. He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat. With his homeland in rustic Arcadia, he is also recognized as the god of fields, groves, and wooded glens because of this, Pan is connected to fertility and the season of spring. The word “panic” is a tribute to the god. Pan is also associated with a mother goddess, perhaps Rhea or Cybele. The worship of Pan began in Arcadia which was always the principal seat of his worship. 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. Being a rustic god, Pan was not worshipped in temples or other built edifices, but in natural settings, usually caves or grottoes such as the one on the north slope of the Acropolis of Athens. 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. In the 4th century BC Pan was depicted on the coinage of Pantikapaion. Generally he is the son of Hermes, although occasionally in some myths he is the son of Zeus, or Dionysus, his mother is said to be a wood nymph, sometimes Dryope or, Penelope of Mantineia in Arcadia…Watch Video for more…Ancient Mystery…

 

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“Unlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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  1. Interesting,🤔

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