Pan/Faunus (Biographical details)

Pan/Faunus (deity; Roman; Greek; Male)

Also known as

Pan/Faunus; Pan; Faunus; Aegipan; Aigipan

Biography

God of shepherds, huntsmen and all inhabitants of the country; half-man half-goat; inventor of the flute. A related rustic divinity, Opaon Melanthios, sometimes associated with Apollo as a god of healing, is also depicted with similar iconography.

Bibliography

Pan: J. Boardman 1997, 'Pan', LIMC 8, 923-41; H. Laubscher 1985, 'Hellenistiche Herrscher und Pan', AM 100, 333-53; P. Flourentzos 1989, 'The Iconography of the God Pan in Cypriot Sculpture', RDAC, 121-6.

Opaon Melanthios: A. Hermary 1994, 'Opaon Melanthios' LIMC 7:54-55; V. Karageorghis 1998, Greek Gods and Heroes in Ancient Cyprus (Athens), esp. 192-4.