Pan is a personfication of wildnerness and nature. He most commonly has the uppder body of a man and the legs, ears, and horns of a goat. He is also assocated with shepherds and flocks, as well as nymphs due to his unbridled lustful energy. One of his most iconographical attributes is the panpipes, a set of reeds bound together. In the Homeric Hymns XIX, 1-47, Hermes is attested as Pan's father. Ovid, in the Metamorphoses, 688-711, offers one version of the origin of the panpipes. He tells us that Pan chased a youth named Syrinx, who was turned into reeds to avoid Pan's advances. Pan, coming upon the reeds, fashioned them into pipes.