“There is an extraordinary thing called TRUTH”

The modern pantheist not only sees god in everything, he takes photographs. – D. H. Lawrence

The reader might wonder was the quote taking a dig at Conan Doyle.



Here’s the actual context in a short story by Lawrence entitled “St. Mawr”. A highly quotable clergyman character utters the line.



But Lawrence’s Dean may not know his Greek too well. The story’s casually cited etymology of the theonym Pan as from Greek “all” may be a false one –



His name originates within the Ancient Greek language, from the word paein (πάειν), meaning “to pasture.” Edwin L. Brown, “The Divine Name ‘Pan'” Transactions of the American Philological Association 107 (1977:57–61), notes (p. 59) that the first inscription mentioning Pan is a 6th-century dedication to ΠΑΟΝΙ, a “still uncontracted” form.








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