Today’s Trivia – Pan, god of Nature and heathenism itself

I didn’t know the word ‘panic’ is from Pan, the god of woods and fields, of flocks and shepherds. The sudden fright without any visible cause was ascribed to Pan, and called a Panic terror, when walking through the woods at night. As the name of the god signifies all, Pan came to be known as the symbol of the universe and the personification of Nature itself. Later still, he became regarded as the representative of all the gods and of heathenism itself. That is why, the Christian Devil, was “imaged” to look like Pan… If you want to replace a deity you must first discredit that deity.

Pan was fond of music and dance, could it why the creators of Christianity made music and dance a bad thing?


About Brain Droppings...

I'm a tree hugger. I would like to leave the earth a better place than I found it, even though that is difficult to do these days. My thoughts I'll share on this blog are random and I hope indicate a raised awareness as time progresses.
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