Pan and Dionysus depicted on The Lycurgus Cup. Inspired by an old relic found in Ancient Rome.

"On the Lycurgus cup, these bridges are grape vines and other figural elements. It depicts an unusual mythological scene from the story of King Lycurgus of Thracia. Lycurgus banned the worship of Dionysos in his kingdom. When the wine god and his entourage showed up in Thracia, Lycurgus flew into a range. Driven by his violent temper, the king attacked the maenad Ambrosia. She cried out to Gaia for help and was transformed into a grape vine and wound herself around Lycurgus, trapping him. The cup shows Lycurgus thrashing in the vine while Dionysos dispatches a goat-legged Pan and a full-human satyr to torture the trapped king.”

 
I really dislike many modern artistic depictions of Pan, with some exception. I generally prefer the much older ones. However, I like this one a lot —- as it showcases a divinity, a god like quality, not way too different from how I have encountered Pan.  Pan is not a Disney character or some young faun with his cock out in the woodlands, he may have his cock out, but some of those other depictions are not accurate —— at least according to his ancient “mythos”. Pan is a ravenous, insatiable phallic god, whose worshipers would celebrate him with offerings and massive drunken orgies in caves and forests. He’s a god specifically of primal/carnal male sexuality. He loves sex, the joys of the body, and wine. He’s a bringer of panic (hence the name). He is a war god. He helped win the war against the Titans, as well as the war against the Persians, for the Athens.  He’s a prophet, a very wise one at that, and he can be petitioned as such. (He taught the gift of seeing to Apollo before he took over Delphi).  He is also a musician …. creator of the panpipes which can charm every single animal, and even the trees. He has a booming voice, horns that pierce the sky, the prancing legs of a goat, hooves that cause the earths to quake, and a presence that will cause all who seek him to shiver in fear or ecstasy, whichever he chooses before him.  He can be very merry and very fatherly, a protector. He can shape-shift and take other forms, as many gods can. He loves celebrations and noise —- as noise is life.  To me, he IS the ULTIMATE divine masculine. - Sin Madison (Art - is by Sam Weber)

 

I really dislike many modern artistic depictions of Pan, with some exception. I generally prefer the much older ones. However, I like this one a lot —- as it showcases a divinity, a god like quality, not way too different from how I have encountered Pan.

Pan is not a Disney character or some young faun with his cock out in the woodlands, he may have his cock out, but some of those other depictions are not accurate —— at least according to his ancient “mythos”.

Pan is a ravenous, insatiable phallic god, whose worshipers would celebrate him with offerings and massive drunken orgies in caves and forests. He’s a god specifically of primal/carnal male sexuality. He loves sex, the joys of the body, and wine. He’s a bringer of panic (hence the name). He is a war god. He helped win the war against the Titans, as well as the war against the Persians, for the Athens.

He’s a prophet, a very wise one at that, and he can be petitioned as such. (He taught the gift of seeing to Apollo before he took over Delphi).

He is also a musician …. creator of the panpipes which can charm every single animal, and even the trees. He has a booming voice, horns that pierce the sky, the prancing legs of a goat, hooves that cause the earths to quake, and a presence that will cause all who seek him to shiver in fear or ecstasy, whichever he chooses before him.

He can be very merry and very fatherly, a protector. He can shape-shift and take other forms, as many gods can. He loves celebrations and noise —- as noise is life.

To me, he IS the ULTIMATE divine masculine. - Sin Madison

(Art - is by Sam Weber)
(From Signorelli’s Court of Pan: A Search for the Subject of a Familiar Masterpiece, by Mark Christopher Smith)Pan is a rustic god formed in the likeness of Nature, which is why he is called Pan, which in some stories means »All«. His horns are like the rays of the sun and the horns of the moon: his face is ruddy like the morning air; His mule-skin breast-plate is covered with stars; his lower parts bristle with hair like thickets and foliage and the fur of animals; his goat’s feet reflect the solidity of the earth. He carries a flute with seven reeds for the seven harmonious voices of the heavens, and a shepherd’s crook, which revolves back upon itself like the seasons of the year. Because he is the god of Nature, the poets say he fought with Cupid (Love) and lost, because Love (Cupid) —- conquers All (Pan).(Illustration from The Pipes of Pan by Lester del Rey. The illustration reads ” Pan piped softly and mournfully at the grave of his last worshiper.”)www.Facebook.com/PanGreekGod(The new Pan page)

(From Signorelli’s Court of Pan: A Search for the Subject of a Familiar Masterpiece, by Mark Christopher Smith)

Pan is a rustic god formed in the likeness of Nature, which is why he is called Pan, which in some stories means »All«. His horns are like the rays of the sun and the horns of the moon: his face is ruddy like the morning air; His mule-skin breast-plate is covered with stars; his lower parts bristle with hair like thickets and foliage and the fur of animals; his goat’s feet reflect the solidity of the earth. He carries a flute with seven reeds for the seven harmonious voices of the heavens, and a shepherd’s crook, which revolves back upon itself like the seasons of the year. Because he is the god of Nature, the poets say he fought with Cupid (Love) and lost, because Love (Cupid) —- conquers All (Pan).

(Illustration from The Pipes of Pan by Lester del Rey. The illustration reads ” Pan piped softly and mournfully at the grave of his last worshiper.”)

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HAIL Pan, my patron god! He who has been with me since I was just a boy, beyond and before.(Vision Antique.1899. Art by Paul Emile Berthon.(1872-1909).

HAIL Pan, my patron god! He who has been with me since I was just a boy, beyond and before.

(Vision Antique.1899. Art by Paul Emile Berthon.(1872-1909).

PRAYER TO PAN I pray to you almighty PanGod, whose form, is beast & manOh father of the ancient wayYou’ve called to me, & I obeyCome, with cloven hooves approachingTill, I feel your presence nearthen join me in this circleTo be honored & revered.IO PAN!Chthonic satyr lord of SpringOld guardian of forest grovesFriend to Dionysus The one who roams the mountainsSeducer of shepherds & nymphsThe god of witchesKeeper of flocksCompanion to all that is wildCOME!IO PAN!He who haunts the woodlandsFeral god of all of NatureRoaring oneReveler of pleasureErotic god of rampant lustOne who plays the tune of oldThe deity of danceHedonistic wild hunterCOME!IO PAN!My god, the gifted prophet!My lord, the Strong Protector!My father, the Fierce Avenger!Ancient horned god of ArcadiaI call to you tonight!I petition you!Be with me until the night is through!COME!Prayer by - © Sin MadisonArtwork - by Christophe Dougnacwww.Facebook.com/PanGreekGod(The NEW Pan page)

PRAYER TO PAN 

I pray to you almighty Pan
God, whose form, is beast & man
Oh father of the ancient way
You’ve called to me, & I obey
Come, with cloven hooves approaching
Till, I feel your presence near
then join me in this circle
To be honored & revered.

IO PAN!

Chthonic satyr lord of Spring
Old guardian of forest groves
Friend to Dionysus 
The one who roams the mountains
Seducer of shepherds & nymphs
The god of witches
Keeper of flocks
Companion to all that is wild
COME!

IO PAN!

He who haunts the woodlands
Feral god of all of Nature
Roaring one
Reveler of pleasure
Erotic god of rampant lust
One who plays the tune of old
The deity of dance
Hedonistic wild hunter
COME!

IO PAN!

My god, the gifted prophet!
My lord, the Strong Protector!
My father, the Fierce Avenger!
Ancient horned god of Arcadia
I call to you tonight!
I petition you!
Be with me 
until the night is through!
COME!

Prayer by - © Sin Madison
Artwork - by Christophe Dougnac

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"GAIA ALTARPIECE" - by www.parnasse.com/erlist.htm (From left to right) The Greenman, Gaia, Artemis ,Dionysus, Pan  and Jimmy Jimi Hendrix.
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"GAIA ALTARPIECE" - by www.parnasse.com/erlist.htm 

(From left to right) The GreenmanGaiaArtemis ,DionysusPan  and Jimmy Jimi Hendrix.

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