The Greek Myths - Chapter 8, Pan & Dionysus Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, Pan & Dionysus Summary and Analysis

Somehow, through the long course of history, Pan has become interwoven with Dionysus. This is only signified in the text when Robert Graves reports that Pan claimed to have had sexual relations with many of the women also intimately associated with Dionysus. The way it is described that Dionysian women said 'Yes' to Pan. Pan does not claim that they switched from being worshipers of Dionysus to worshipers of Pan. However, during the preceding millennium and even more so over the last century the two have become melded together. This occurred in part in the education system where the majority are introduced to a hybrid of Grecian and Roman history. Pan and Dionysus are both associated with horns, with sexually vigorous men who may suffer from being ugly, making their sexuality none-the-less powerful but at times more...

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