The Great God Pan' is a novella by Welsh writer Arthur Machen. It was first published in the year 1894. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror. Machen's story was only one of many at the time to focus on the Greek God Pan as a useful symbol for the power of nature and paganism.
Arthur Machen was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction