Litter P

Litter »P« – West Highland White Terrier

Born on:
16.03.2016
1 m / 3 f

Trčkov Dik

Gula Gregorjanska

Pan Gregorjanski – male

Pan (Latin name; Faunus, Inuus) A god of fields and woods originating in Arcadia; the son of the god of herds → Hérmes and a nymph. He was represented with the horns and legs of a billy-goat, and it is in the guise of a randy goat that we see the mythical Pan pursuing → Nymphs. One of them, called Syrinx, changed herself into a reed to escape his clutches – so Pan cut several reeds and made himself the pan-pipes (syrinx). He had a habit of appearing out of the blue, especially in the hush of the noonday heat, and this caused panic among men and animals. The tale that Plutarch tells about the death of Pan shows that he was a vegetation-god. The name ‘Pan’ was not been satisfactorily explained; it has been connected with the Greek word pan meaning ‘all’, which would elevate Pan to the status of an omnipotent or all-embracing deity. His counterpart among the Roman gods was → Faunus. In late medieval speculation he was seen simply as the devil.

Pax Gregorjanska – female

Pax; Roman goddess of peace, equated with the Greek → Eirene. It was during the rule of Caesar Augustus that she first acquired an altar on the Field of Mars (Ara Pacis Augustae). On coinage she appears as a youthful woman, with a garland of corn, a cornucopia and an olivebranch.

Phoebe Gregorjanska – female

Phoebe (Phoibê) was the Titan goddess of brightness and radiance, often associated with Selene (goddess of the moon). She, however, had never been referred as the goddess of the moon. The misinterpretation probably comes because her granddaughter Artemis was also called Phoebe, after her, just like her grandson Apollo was called Phoebus. And latin authors were all referring Phoebe as the moon goddess or moon itself, but they clearly had Artemis in mind doing so. That is why the Titaness is often misidentified as the moon goddess. To the Greeks it was pretty simple and obvious that Selene was the correct goddess. Romans on the other hand associated Artemis, Hera and Selene to the moon amongst others, but there was no mentioning of Titaness Phoebe. However, some researchers believe that Artemis (Diana, Phoebe) became known as the goddess of the moon because of her grandmother whom she got the name after. Anyhow, Phoebe was rather associated with being prophetic, like her sister Themis and her mother Gaia. She was also one of the twelve titans who were the descendants of Uranus and Gaea. She was, like all of her sisters, never involved in the war between Titans and Olympian gods, and was spared from being imprisoned in Tartarus. Instead, she took her place at the oracle of Delphi.

Pallas Gregorjanska – female

Pallas was an epithet of Athena, meaning Maiden or youth. The name has a story though. There was once another named Pallas, accepted by most as the girl-companion of the young Athena. When the two were little they decided to play a game of friendly combat with sword and spear, and Athena accidentally killed her. In her grief and remorse, Athena put Pallas’ name before her own.

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