Temple of God Pan
Israel

Temple of God Pan

Pagan temple dedicated to Pan: a goat-footed god of victory in battle, creator of panic in the enemy, desolate places, music and goat herds.

At Banias there is a cave described in Jewish antiquities, at that time a river flowed out of a cave of incredible depth, but the cave has since collapsed.



Next to the collapsed cave are several niches carved in the rock with Greek inscriptions. In them stood the statues of Pan and the nymphs. Here was the only large Greek temple in the world dedicated exclusively to the god Pan.