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  • Micheal Capaldi

    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.

  • Cathy Raymond

    Anodos of Pandora, or Gaea the Earth, with dancing Panes | Greek vase, Athenian red figure skyphos. PANDORA (OR GAIA) & THE PANES. Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA Catalogue Number: Boston 01.8032, Beazley Archive Number: 211718. Ware: Attic Red Figure. Shape: Skyphos. Date: ca 450 BCE. Period: Early Classical.

  • Donna Solomon

    Birth of Pandora | Greek vase painting

  • Ana Pavlovic

    The War of the Giants, c.5th BC: Gaia rises from the Earth as Poseidon fights her son, the giant Polybotes, in the war against the gods. Poseidon ripped off part of the island of Kos, and using it, Nisyros, as a missile, crushed Polybotes under it Gaia with dancing Panes, c.5th BC: Gaia rising from the earth is welcomed by Satyroi, or Satyrs, symbolizing the fertility of mother earth. This scene is pictured on an Athenian red figure Skyphos, a deep drinking cup with two handles and a low foot.

  • Donna Solomon
    • 2 years ago

    PANDORA was the very first woman who was formed out of clay by the gods. The Titan Prometheus had originally been assigned with the task of creating man. But because he was displeased with their lot, stole fire from heaven. Zeus was angered, and commanded Hephaistos and the other gods to create a woman, Pandora, and endow her with the beauty and cunning. He then delivered her to Epimetheus, the foolish younger brother of Prometheus, for a bride. When he had received her into his house, Pandora opened the pithos (storage jar) which Zeus had given her as a wedding present, and released the swarm of evil spirits trapped within. They would ever afterwards plague mankind. Only Elpis (Hope) remained behind, a single blessing to succor mankind in their suffering. Pandora's daughter Pyrrha (Fire) was the first-born mortal child. She and her husband Deukalion alone survived the Great Deluge. To repopulate the earth they each cast stones over their shoulder. Those cast by Deukalion formed men, a

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