Greek Mythology: The Panes were rustic daimones (spirits) of wild mountains and highland pasture, as well as the sheep flocks and goat herds which grazed these lands. The Panes were depicted as goat-footed men, with the tails, bushy beards, snub noses, pointed ears and horns of a goat. Sometimes they were shown with full goat heads, like the image right. As lascivious fertility spirits they were often depicted with erect members. Grèce Maniaqu, Goats Herd, Athenian Red, Greek Vases, Goats Head, Red Figures, Dance Panes, Greek Mythology, Greek Art
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Thetis Silver-footed Thetis, disposer or "placer" (the one who places), is encountered in Greek mythology mostly as a sea nymph or known as the goddess of water, one of the fifty Nereids, daughters of the ancient one of the seas with shape-shifting abilities who survives in the historical vestiges of most later Greek myths as Proteus (whose name suggests the "first", the "primordial" or the "firstborn"). [From Wikipedia]