Pan

Pan, in the Greek mythology a goat-man, a personification of rude nature, and the protector of flocks and herds; originally an Arcadian deity, is represented as playing on a flute of reeds joined together of different lengths, called Pan's pipes; and dancing on his cloven hoofs over glades and mountains escorted by a bevy of nymphs side by side, and playing on his pipes. There is a remarkable tradition, that on the night of the Nativity at Bethlehem an astonished voyager heard a voice exclaiming as he passed the promontory of Tarentum, “The great Pan is dead.” The modern devil is invested with some of his attributes, such as cloven hoofs, &c.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Pampeluna * Panama
Palmer, Samuel
Palmerston, Henry John Temple, Viscount
Palmistry
Palmy`ra
Palo Alto
Paludan-Müller, Frederick
Pamela
Pamirs, The
Pampas
Pampeluna
Pan
Panama
Panama Canal
Panathenæa
Panchatantra
Pancras, St.
Pandects
Pandora
Pandours
Pandulf, Cardinal
Pange Lingua

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Pan in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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