He was the rustic god of wildlife, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds and rustic music. He is an excellent musician and plays the pipes, also being merry and playful, frequently seen dancing with woodland nymphs. He is at home in any wild place. He is always in pursuit of one of the nymphs, always being rejected because he was called ugly. Pan was also called Faunus in Rome.
Pan's clerics are country shepherds or sylvan creatures such as centaurs, satyrs, or nymphs. They worship their joyful god in mountain glens and forest glades. They act as protectors of nature, working independently from each other and keeping far from civilization. They wear laurel wreaths on their heads and olive-colored tunics.
Like Dionysus, Pan teaches no dogma, but shows mortals and feys a way of life by his example. He is a carefree soul, prancing through the high mountains, tending sheep, playing his pipes, singing, and dancing. His only creed is freedom.
The wild god of nature, Pan appears as a tall satyr, with small horns and shaggy, goatlike legs. He always carries a syrinx, which he often plays while leading sylvan creatures in wild dances.
Pan is the son of Hermes and the nymph Dryope. He is like a nephew to Dionysus, who recognizes a kindred spirit of wild abandon.