Hybris

Hybris

Hybris is the mother of Pan, according to one version of his birth in Greek mythology. The name mean is the same as the word hubris which today tends to mean ‘overweening pride’ but which in early Greek implied ‘shameless’ or ‘violent disorder’.

John and Caitlin Matthews, The Element Encyclopaedia of Magical Creatures, 2013, Hybris, p 246

pan and Syrinx

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