Pan’s Damn Lamb: A Dithyramb
Tidler, Charles (Canadian playwright, 19__-____), “Pan’s Damn Lamb: A Dithyramb,”
a __-minute parody in English, set in the southern empire of Libya, ____,
© 1978 by Charles Tidler;
• in Nebula, no. 7, 1978 (North Bay, Ontario, Canada: Nebula Press, 1978), ISSN 0317-2104;
• script/rights available from source named in Nebula.
• Cited in The Brock Bibliography of Published Canadian Plays in English 1766-1978, edited by Anton Wagner (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Press, 1980), ISBN 0-88754-157-7, ISBN 0-88754-155-0.
Pan (m), __, lustful son of Hermes, musician; _____ (m), __, _____; Omphale (f), __, Amazon queen.
“The Amazon queen Omphale purportedly ruled the southern empire of Libya. Pan, the son of Hermes and the god of flocks, had the head and torso of a man, but the hindquarters and horns of a goat. He was a great musician with the pipes. He was considered a symbol of fecundity because of his lustful nature.”—The Book of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Other Characters of Mythology, http://www.cybercomm.net/~grandpa/gdsindex.html, January 3, 1998.
“. . . [T]he God Pan gives Omphale a lamb in order not to be castrated by her.”—Brock, 315.
animal, castration, dithyramb, Greek mythology, Omphale, Pan.