Horns of plenty and examples of sexual prowess are Pan’s trademark.
Pan’s flute that seduces and favors secrecy bestows forgetfulness on the gifts he delivers.
The devilish fear he can inspire created the word panic. His home was the heart of Greece in Arcadia, later given the name in literature, of the dream state of Utopia. Unspoiled and mountainous, a wilderness good for goats.
The God Enki, a precursor of the attributes of Saturn, such as knowledge, mischief and crafts belongs to the Sumerian culture. Where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers meet are his foundation. The ziggurat or temples there worship the 7 planetary bodies. Master shaper of the world, Enki has wisdom and magic to spare. The image like Capricorn is a goat/fish, the fish could be a carp. He, too wears the horns of plenty and fertility. He is the keeper of the divine powers of ME. Me is a decree, of which there were many, that were the structures of social institutions, technologies, and behaviors that were the boundaries of civilizations. As the divine waters fertilize, so does his semen. How would the “me-too” of today feel about that?
Another symbolic association is Peter Pan.
Barrie believed Peter was betwixt and between, representing the Golden Age of charm and selfishness. The human conditions polarity of natural and good, or uncivilized and bad.
Psychologists say, he never grew up. But, does the child within, totally disappear like his shadow?
Astrology says Capricorns get younger with age.
Do you believe the child in all of us dies?
This time of year relates to death, as the sign of Cancer is about birth.
It is about the dark and the light.
Another segue is Shakespeare’s Puck. He does his mistress bidding and like a sting/caper can, creates havoc. Imagine a Queen falling in love with an ass.
Then you have the Fool in the Tarot.
The image of a fellow on a journey, ready to step off the cliff, a reminder that there is no growth without risk.
The theme here is the inner entity of us all, throughout history, imagines a jester that eases the pain of morality. Morals give self gratification but very little humor or contrariness.