My earliest musical memory is being given a cheap red wooden recorder, aged 5 or 6, by a family friend on a day out in Chester. I sat on the roman wall all day playing it, I knew in this reality, it was not music, but in my mind I was Pan.
Pan was the god of the wild, hunting and companion of the nymphs. He was depicted as being half human, while having the legs and horns of a goat, just like a faun; his Roman counterpart was Faunus. It is unclear as to who his parents were; his father may have been Zeus, Dionysus, Hermes,nymph called Dryope, Penelope who later became the wife of Odysseus, or Aphrodite.
John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) English Pre-Raphaelite painter. Oil on canvas Plymouth Art Gallery, England: artuk.org/discover/artworks/hamadryad-148214/view_as/grid... Hamadryads are tree nymphs of Greek mythology