Pan in popular culture

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Pan, the Greek deity, is often portrayed in cinema, literature, music, and stage productions, as a symbolic or cultural reference.


  • In 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964), Pan appears as one of the attractions in the circus. He seduces Angela Benedict, the librarian, with his enticing music and even takes the form of the man she secretly admires, Ed Cunningham, the newspaper editor. Pan is one of the seven characters in the film played by Tony Randall.
  • Pan's Labyrinth (2006) by Guillermo del Toro (Spanish title: El Laberinto del Fauno) features a faun that is not Pan, but the design was based on Pan
  • Sa majesté Minor (2007) by Jean-Jacques Annaud is a French film featuring Pan as a main character



(Alphabetical by artist)


Video games[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Stableford, Brian (2005). The A to Z of Fantasy Literature. Plymouth: Scarecrow Press. pp. 311–312. ISBN 0-8108-6829-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Hutton, Ronald (1999). The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 43–51. ISBN 0198207441. 
  3. ^ a b c d William Hughes, Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature,Lanham, Maryland : The Scarecrow Press, 2013. ISBN 9780810872288 (pp. 195-6)
  4. ^ a b c Mikuláš Teich and Roy Porter (ed.), Fin de siècle and its legacy. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN 0521341086 (pp. 200-201)
  5. ^ Neil Barron, Fantasy and Horror : a critical and historical guide to literature, illustration, film, TV, radio, and the Internet. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1999. ISBN 0810835967 (p. 125)
  6. ^ Richardson, Alan (1987). The Magical Life of Dion Fortune. Aquarian Press. p. 204. ISBN 085030461X. 
  7. ^ "in Just-"