Pan Principle, The

The Pan Principle

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.

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08 May 2014
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About the author

  • Pitt-Kethley

    Fiona Pitt-Kethley

    Fiona Pitt-Kethley is the author of more than twenty books of prose and poetry. She lives in Spain with her husband, the chess grandmaster James Plaskett, her son Alexander and eight adopted feral cats. Most of her older titles are now available for on ebook. She is currently writing two prose works about life in Spain. She lives in Cartagena where her hobbies include mountain walking, snorkelling and rock collecting.

    Titles by Fiona Pitt-Kethley

    Baker's Dozen
    Journeys to the Underworld
    The Literary Companion to Sex
    The Maiden's Progress
    The Misfortunes of Nigel
    My Schooling
    The Pan Principle
    The Perfect Man
    Private Parts
    Red Light Districts of the World