Pan and Daphnis

Pan teaching Daphnis to play the flute.

Pan was originally a pastoral god from Arcadia. He dwelled in the mountains and forests of Greece and was considered the patron of shepherds, hence one of his attributes is the lagobolon - a hare trap. Not fully human in form, his legs are that of a goat and he has horns sprouting from his head. Associated with music and its magical powers, he is credited with inventing the syrinx musical instrument, better known as the panpipes.



  • Photo: Copy of marble sculpture by Heliodorus. Ca. 100 BCE. Object in the collection of the Naples Museum of Archeology. Photo, 1999, public domain.
  • Pan at the Ancient History Encyclopedia (Retrieved on October 19, 2017).

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