Pan is the mythological Greek god of nature who watches over shepherds and their flocks, especially in the mountains and the wild.
He is depicted as having the legs and horns of a goat, with the upper body of a human make, resembling a faun. He often holds either a shepherd’s crook, and plays the panpipes, flute or double flute.
His dual nature as both divine and animal plays upon the tenuous balance between disorder and harmony. He is known as a companion of the nymphs.