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 +In [[Greek mythology]]— or more particularly in Ancient Greek poetry— '''Pitys''' (Πίτυς; [[English language|english translation]]: "pine") was an [[Oread]] [[nymph]] who was pursued by [[Pan (god)|Pan]]. According to a passage in [[Nonnus]]' ''[[Dionysiaca]]'' (ii.108) she was changed into a pine tree by the gods in order to escape him. Pitys is mentioned in [[Longus]]' ''[[Daphnis and Chloe]]'' (ii.7 and 39) and by [[Lucian of Samosata]] (''Dialogues of the Dead'', 22.4). Pitys was chased by Pan as was [[Syrinx]], who was turned into reeds to escape the satyr who then used her reeds for his [[panpipes]]. The flute-notes may have frightened the [[maenads]] running from his woodland in a "panic." The subject is illustrated in paintings of (roughly chronologically) [[Nicolas Poussin]], [[Jacob Jordaens]], [[Francois Boucher]], [[William-Adolphe Bouguereau]], [[Annibale Carracci]], [[Andrea Casali]], [[Arnold Bocklin]], Sir [[Lawrence Alma-Tadema]], and [[Maxfield Parrish]].
-In [[Greek mythology]], an '''Oread''' or '''Orestiad''' (Ὀρεάδες / Όρεστιάδες from ὄρος, "mountain") was a type of [[nymph]] that lived in mountains, valleys, ravines. They differ from each other according to their dwelling: the [[Idae]] were from Mount [[Ida]], [[Peliades]] from Mount Pelia, etc. They were associated with [[Artemis]], since the goddess, when she went out hunting, preferred mounts and rocky precipices.+==Notes==
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-*[[Kyllini|Cyllene]] or Kyllene 
-*[[Echo (mythology)|Echo]] 
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In Greek mythology— or more particularly in Ancient Greek poetry— Pitys (Πίτυς; english translation: "pine") was an Oread nymph who was pursued by Pan. According to a passage in Nonnus' Dionysiaca (ii.108) she was changed into a pine tree by the gods in order to escape him. Pitys is mentioned in Longus' Daphnis and Chloe (ii.7 and 39) and by Lucian of Samosata (Dialogues of the Dead, 22.4). Pitys was chased by Pan as was Syrinx, who was turned into reeds to escape the satyr who then used her reeds for his panpipes. The flute-notes may have frightened the maenads running from his woodland in a "panic." The subject is illustrated in paintings of (roughly chronologically) Nicolas Poussin, Jacob Jordaens, Francois Boucher, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Annibale Carracci, Andrea Casali, Arnold Bocklin, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Maxfield Parrish.

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