The most talked about fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare is Puck. Puck was the obedient servant of Oberon, King of the Fairies.
Whatever had to be done, you could always count of Puck to complete the task. There is another version of this story but it comes from a Greek legend. In Greek mythology there is a figure that is not quite considered a fairy but he is considered a God.
Pan, is the God of Nature and that would include meadows, forests, beasts and even human nature.
The character of Pan can be quite controversial between Christians and Pagans but nevertheless, there are qualities about Pan that are worth mentioning. First, Pan speaks for the innocent such as the children, he protects all animals and especially women.
I honestly see Pan has a passionate God, he sees the good in the living and protects it from destruction. Shouldn’t we all be like this?
I picture in my mind the scene of the forest in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The fairies are always in the forest and this scene of enchantment deals with the fairies who deal with humanistic situations with serene tall trees, green grass and animals roaming freely.
Pan is known for taking the forms of different animals. I think of Nick Bottom for example, who was turned in a donkey.
When I think of nature, I think of green earthy tones that fill the air with a mossy scent buried inside a musky log hidden behind a pine tree that is bursting with a lemony smell.