The deity Pan did not live in Olympus among the other gods because he was the god of forests and nature in general. He could be found in the woods, where he accompanied other satyrs and protected the rivers. His appearance was coarse, depicted covered in hair, with goat legs and sometimes horns. He was known as the son of the god Hermes and the nymph Dryope.
With many similarities to Pan, the Romans knew him as the god Silvanus; also god of the woods, accompanied by fauns.
The god Pan represents the brute force of passion and sexual instinct, mythology tells of his constant harassment of the nymphs.
The noun “panic” comes from his name, both connected to his hideous appearance that aroused terror, the terror panic, and also because when he was angry, the god let out terrifying screams, causing uncontrollable fear.