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The Dance of Pan

In Scandinavian tradition, there has been a Yule goat for thousands of years.  Goats were said to draw the cart of Thor.  He would kill his goats and prepare a feast.  Afterwards, he would use his magical war hammer to resurrect the goats.  I’ve adapted this idea of goats being a symbol of vitality, life and resurrection and incorporated Pan to make it a celebration of the sun’s return to the Northern Hemisphere.

Bam Bam

Bam Bam

I watch a goat dance

in the snow beneath

a silvery full moon

a magical sight to behold.

The sound of

Pan’s pipes playing

a festive tune

from across the ages

drifts into my mind.

A celebration for

the return of the sun

from its southern trip

drawn by the dance

of the Yule goat.


This is a Friday Flash 55 for G-Man.  I also want to thank Izy for interviewing me for Real Toads.  That is quite an honor.

9 thoughts on “The Dance of Pan

  1. Oh, very good. I’m a yule goat myself with a winter birthday. And I just love that happy goat picture! Happy Solstice, Christmas, and other assorted December holidays!

  2. What a GREAT pic…I Love it!
    You embrace your love of these critters in such eloquent words Teresa.
    I loved your Rama Lama Ding Dong 55
    And I think thats Zamphir, NOT Pan on the flute…:P
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Holiday Week-End
    Merry Christmas!!!!!

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