Pan Principle, The
The Pan Principle is the story of a woman's travels in search of a variety of sites sacred to the god, Pan, in Greece. Pan, half goat, half man, is the only god who is said by the ancients to have died. The mystery of his supposed death is discussed as the various shrines and areas connected to him are examined. His earliest territory was the little-visited province of Arcadia. From there his worship and reputation spread with Greek and Roman culture. Pan's appeal has always been an enduring one, both to his early worshippers and later writers who have identified him with a variety of figures, including both Christ and the Devil. In every era, poets have found different meanings in the stories of life and death. A powerful tribute to a potent symbol, this is an unmissable exploration, evocation and discussion of the god Pan.