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We came across a cave and Arfa told the children about Pan, god of the shepherds, who has horns and a tail and goat legs and invented pipes made out of seven reeds tied together. He has caves all over Greece. I took the risk of bringing up a ticklish subject again by saying that his ugliness made the other gods laugh so much that he ran away to Arcadia, where he chased the nymphs and played his pan pipes and went to parties with equally ugly little forest gods called satyrs. He causes the irrational terror that mortals sometimes feel in lonely, desolate places, which is where our word panic comes from.


Cover of It’s All Greek to Me!


Panic comes from Pan. Who knew? #heron