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How did Pan die? Well, there isn't a reason given anywhere so it's completely open to interpretation. Christian apologists/apologetics use it almost as a transition point: It is said truly in a sense that Pan died because Christ was born. It is almost as true in another sense that men knew that Christ was born because Pan was already dead. A more modern ...


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The wiki seems to have been updated: According to the Greek historian Plutarch (in De defectu oraculorum, "The Obsolescence of Oracles"), Pan is the only Greek god who actually dies. I checked the Plutarch source, and found no mention of Asclepius. My sense is that this was an error, in that Greek demi-gods all died, or at least their mortal halves (as ...


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Prior to the advent of monotheism, multiple gods couldn’t be considered a threat. The commandment given to Moses is that no god should be put before the Judeo Christian god, but with the birth of Christ as the Messiah, a pre-existing shepherd god located within the vicinity where Jesus was said to live caused questions of authenticity to be raised. Early ...


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