Pan - Pan PAN OUTLINE 1. Nature of Pan 2. Midas 3. Pipes of...

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Pan 11/10/2007 10:03:00 PAN OUTLINE 1. Nature of Pan 2. Midas 3. Pipes of Syrinx 4. Echoes of Echo  1. Nature of Pan Son of Hermes Woodland god Musical (inventor of the panpipe, a.k.a. the syrinx) Goatlike Aego-ceros “Goat-horned” god (= Capricorn in Latin) When Typhon attacked, all the gods save Zeus fled to Egypt and were  transformed by Pan into different animals: for this he is given the constellation  Capricorn :  This is an example of catasterism, which means “placement among the  stars” Robinson Jeffers’ word for this is “enskyment”   2. Midas  The Phrygian King Midas helped the drunken Silenus, who was separated from  Dionysus en route to India.  To reward Midas for reuniting him with Silenus, Dionysus  (called Father Liber in your reading) gives Midas the golden touch.  Although Midas is  initially delighted, he eventually finds his chosen gift to be a foolish one.  
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There are two stories that explain his realization.  In the first, he begins to starve  to death, since all food that touches his lips is turned to gold.  He begs Dionysus to take 
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Pan - Pan PAN OUTLINE 1. Nature of Pan 2. Midas 3. Pipes of...

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