Talk:Pan (god)

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Neopaganism section[edit]

Reference to Pashupati[edit]

Pashupati does not appear to have horns and there is no resemblance to Pan whatsoever (see this image for example: Unless I'm missing something, I propose that the reference to Pashupati is removed from this section. -- (talk) 10:09, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Stupidity in it's best[edit]

Can/should this article mention Caesarea Phillipi, where I have heard there was a temple dedicated to Pan's worship which was visited by Christ at the time when he said "I will buld my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against her" —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:35, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Removed folk etymology of "idiotphobia". The proper word is "stupidphobia", the fear of idiots.JHCC 18:53, 24 May 2004 (UTC)

can anyone confirm the statement about panophobic/pantophobic? I ma doing a college research paper about Pan/Horned God and would like to know how i can confirm the etymology? Woudl appreciate any help, especially from the person who did the original post

You may find the connections to "pantophobia" are as tenuous as the connection between Pan and Horned God. Sounds like a Christian university. --Wetman 10:31, 23 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Removed this new edit here: "Another theory about Pan's name is that it may be related to Panku, an ancient Chinese god, also horned, from whose body the Earth was created." Sure, and say! why not add "Some think there is a connection with "idots in idiotville" because the god was always fooling around with nymphs. Many see a possible reincarnation of Pan in SpongeBob SquarePANts.""

20050807 Just looking for Wiki input, should this photo be added? When posted on my defunct web page, I got two comments, both: "That's the best satyr COSTUME in the world!" File:Pan Walking.jpg

Proposed merge of "Panes"[edit]

All I know about the subject is what's at the current stub article, but what's there doesn't look like it warrants a merge - the only connection between Panes and Pan is that they look very similar. Are there any other connections between the two? Bryan 17:05, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Panes was a redirect.I redirected it here, with the added notation "Pan could be multiplied as the Panes --Wetman 22:30, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Whoops. I did it again, i fukd up ur page

Rustic Music?[edit]

The introduction mentions that Pan is also the god of "rustic music". What is rustic music? I find no reference to it on the web. --Coching (talk) 05:01, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Rural music, pastoral music, peasant music etc. There's also a song called "Rustic Raver" by Squarepusher. ;) — (talk) 17:43, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Link now added. — (talk) 17:46, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Restored original text[edit]

A common superstition in the Middle Ages was that goats whispered lewd sentences in the ears of the saints. The origin of this belief was probably the behavior of the buck in rut, the very epitome of lust. The common medieval depiction of the Devil was that of a goat-like face with horns and small beard (a goatee). The Black Mass, a probably-mythological "Satanic mass," was said to involve a black goat, the form in which Satan supposedly manifested himself for worship.[citation needed]

Moved this replacement for the better sourced text here, restoring the former text. Nothing re: "goat whisper Saint" could be detected at JSTOR. Anything in the above to return to the article?--Wetman (talk) 21:26, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

"all the pans"?[edit]

In the section named 'All the Pans', there's material that was inserted long ago by RammsteinViking in this diff. Is there a source for this? Dionysus battled the Indians? I'm not a greek scholar by any means, but I wasn't aware there was significant contact between Greece and India. Thanks for any insight you can provide. Syrthiss (talk) 13:37, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Didn't know this myself, but it's true. Overview and sources at (talk) 15:11, 12 January 2011 (UTC)


I suggest addition of the following image to the article: 'Young satyr making love to a herm of the god Pan' Bas-relief on a marble sarcophagus from late 2nd century CE. Originally part of the Farnese collection, now in the Archeological Museum, Naples." Israell (talk) 09:54, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Go on then. Rainbow Shifter (talk) 18:38, 8 February 2013 (UTC)


...means fear with hysteria. No sane connection to the god Pan. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:40, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

The English word panic is from the Greek πανικός, meaning "of or pertaining to Pan". It was believed that Pan was the source of the sudden, unreasoning fear that sometimes gripped people or animals. So yes, there's a direct connection. P Aculeius (talk) 21:00, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

God of War[edit]

Pan is the God of the Wilds and of war, he's a stratiton, the wilds require a great deal of knowledge of war and planning, please stop removing this edit. (talk) 05:25, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Please provide reliable sources for the edit. --Ebyabe talk - Repel All Boarders ‖ 17:10, 28 August 2017 (UTC)
Although it is true that Herodotus reports a widespread rumor claiming that Pan aided the Athenians in the Battle of Marathon, Pan was not principally a war god and to call him the "god of war" is not an accurate statement. --Katolophyromai (talk) 20:07, 28 August 2017 (UTC)