The God Of Nature
Who Is Pan?
Pan is the God of Nature. His father is said to be Hermes the messenger god and his mother was a wood nymph. His parentage gave him immortality and god like powers. He also is a satyr. Which means he has goat legs and horns on his head.
This picture shows Pan's key features his horns and legs
How Pan Became A God
When Pan was born it was during the reign of the Titans. The fathers of the Gods who were created by Gaia the earth mother. The leader of the Titans Kronos had three sons, Zeus, Posieden, and Hades. It was said that his sons would overthrow him. So Kronos ate Posieden and Hades and what he thought was Zeus, but was actually a rock. Zeus's mother then hid Zeus with Pan and his mother to train together to fight the Titans. Pan and Zeus did this and one day Zeus killed his father freeing his brothers and the Gods took over. Pan who aided the Gods in their fight was gifted godship for his aid against the Titans. Which is how Pan became a God.
Pan's Pan flute
Pan is most commonly seen with his iconic pan flute. The way Pan became recognized with this instrument is very interesting. There once was a Nymph who Pan was attracted to and Pan tried to talk to her, The nymph was afraid of the God so she ran until she reached her sisters. Pan followed her until she reached her sisters. The reason the pursuit ended is because the nymph's sisters had turned her into a reed to protect her from Pan. Pan did not know which reed the nymph was so he took a handful of reeds not knowing which was her, and fashioned a pan flute out of it. After this Pan is rarely seen without his prized possession.
This is a picture of what his pan flute might have looked like
Pan is the only God that is ever known to die. The reason he is said to have died is because at the time of the end of the Greek era Christianity began to rise. As Christianity made its rise belief of the Gods declined and it is said that Pan died because of the lack of belief in the Gods.
Month of Myth: Pan