FACT FOOD #54

The name Pan originates from the Ancient Greek term ‘paein’ (to pasture) and is the name of the Greek God of the wild, shepherds, nature, hunting, mountain wilds, goats, flocks, rustic music and a companion of the nymphs. One of Pan’s favourite diversions was to torment the Greek travellers who travesered through the forested land. His sudden appearance,  traditionally at Midday, caused irrational fear  and hysteria and thus ‘PANIC’ (in modern English terms) in animals and men alike.