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The Great God Pan by scifo The Great God Pan by scifo
oil on canvas 50x70cm

time of work: from 11.00 am to 18.00pm

live painted 08/05/2011 for a contest in the Kolymbetra garden in Agrigento.


the god Pan
in Greek religion and mythology, is the god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music, as well as the companion of the nymphs.

Pan inspired sudden fear in crowded places, panic.

Pan's greatest conquest was that of the moon goddess Selene.

He accomplished this by wrapping himself in a sheepskin to hide his hairy black goat form, and drew her down from the sky into the forest where he seduced her.
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cargat10 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! Pan is my favorite Greek god!
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scifo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
:)
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome ..........very well done.........:iconwingsplz:
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scifo Featured By Owner May 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
grazie....thank you :)
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your so very welcome...:hug:
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Katana991 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
So, how did Pan inspire sudden fear in people? I read a novella called "The Great God Pan" written by Arthur Machen where Pan was portrayed as some sort of demon.
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scifo Featured By Owner May 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
I know this short novel from arthur machen. The ancient roman people it called "vision of the god pan" or "see the god pan" to describe an experience of instant awareness of counsciousness. It supposed to have this vision could make people a nervous crisis like a terror panico.
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Katana991 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Yeah, I see what you mean. After I started re-reading it recently, it described the moment where Mary started screaming in horror after going through an operation that would let people have that kind of consciousness.
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