The Greek goddess Aphrodite threatening her unruly child, Eros, with the back of her sandal, appears to have started a tradition among mothers that is still practiced in cultures around the world today. It is depicted on ancient Greek vases...
The word panic comes from the name of the Greek god Pan or Panas, who was reputed to cause humans to flee in maddening fear. Initially, the word described the intensity of a feeling of unjustified, individual, or collective fear...
An Israeli archaeologist uncovered a stone altar to the Greek God Pan Heliopolitanos during excavations in a Byzantine church.