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Day: September 21, 2013

Pan, the Goat-God of Nature

Pan, the Goat-God of Nature

Art from “Le Imagini de gli Dei de gli Antichi” by Vincenzo Cartari, 1664 There is no Greek god as strange and bizarre as Pan, part man, part goat. Pan was depicted as a man with the horns, legs and tail of a goat, and with thick beard, snub nose and pointed ears. He often appears in the retinue of Dionysos alongside the other rustic gods. Greeks in the classical age associated his name with the word pan meaning “all”….

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