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PAN (Latin: FAUNAS)Pan was a mountain and forest demon, who was to pass for guardian for cattle, herdsmen and hunters. He was represented as a bearded man with scrubby hair, goat feet and horns. In day- time he roamed the hills and the valleys with nymphs, at noon he slumbered (Pan's hour), at night he played in front of his grotto on the shepherd flute, which he had built from seven or nine pipes, which were lined up in size and fastened with a band across. It is believed, that the sud- den horrific surprise in the deathly silence of a hot summer afternoon (panic) stems from him.   The Romans recognized Pan in "Faunas", the god of fertility, who was known as the guardian for cattle breeding and agriculture.

In MYTHS OF THE CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY, published by Carl Ueberreuter Publishing Company, Gustav Schwab wrote in the first part of:



 
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