Pan is an ancient Greek deity associated with nature, the wild, shepherds, flocks, mountain wildernesses, rustic music, and improvised performances. In keeping with his affinity for the wild and untamed, he is frequently depicted as half-man, half-goat. Pan’s parentage is somewhat inconsistent across mythologies, but he is frequently identified as Hermes’s son, although other accounts identify him as the progeny of other gods.
Hermes Trismegistus is a Hellenistic Egyptian figure associated with the fusion of the Greek deity Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth. The Greek name Trismegistus means “Twice Great,” which corresponds to the Egyptian epithet “great, great, great,” which was a title for Thoth.