“The Death of Pan” and “The Tomb of Pan”

This may be my most pointless post ever, but tradition must be maintained.

This week’s subject of discussion over at LibraryThing’s The Weird Tradition group was, for the first time, two stories.

Review “The Death of Pan”, Lord Dunsany, 1915 and “The Tomb of Pan“, Lord Dunsany, 1910.

These two short-short stories talk about the mixed reactions of people on the death of Pan. Except, maybe, he isn’t really dead.

Since there so short you can read both combined in under five minutes, there seems little point saying more than that.

3 thoughts on ““The Death of Pan” and “The Tomb of Pan”

  1. Bookstooge May 10, 2023 / 4:25 am


    You’re not going to discuss the cultural impact these had on the authors of the Circlejerk movement and how that changed the life of Conrad Butterber, who as we all know, was the founder of Butterber’s Beer and Berries.

    Oh man, you are really missing out on writing some prime stuff!


    • marzaat May 10, 2023 / 5:13 pm

      Well, the story of the neo-Panian movement and its spinoff, Société du dérangement vert, is well-known as is the story of Butterber’s first fiance, Nicole Albrecht, and her disappearance (and putative reappearance in Rio de Janeiro several decades later) into the Amazon rainforest. Granted, we don’t know precisely what psychoactive substances were in Butterber’s private brews served in the prehistoric ruins on his Hebridean island, but the results, clearly, led to a tacit rejection of his studies and his embarking on a more conventional entrepreneurial path after no criminal charges were ever substantiated and civil suits settled.

      I mean, I don’t like to bore my readers.

      • Bookstooge May 11, 2023 / 4:17 am

        ~ slaps forehead

        You are so right! Sometimes I forget just how intelligent and erudite your readers are 😉 Of course they’d already know all that.

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