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Rated: E · Book · Educational · #2105953
One hundred facts that are interesting but ultimately useless.
#906972 added March 16, 2017 at 5:02pm
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"Panic"
"Panic"
- etymology / mythology -

The word "panic" (referring to a sudden irrational fear) derives from the Greek god Pan. Pan was usually a peaceful deity of nature and shepherding, but when awoken abruptly he would cry out and startle nearby animals. Any unexplained stampedes were then thought to be "panikos" (or "Pan-related").


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