Tale of panic

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Panic

Panic is one term that we use quite often. But do you how did this term come into existence? The origin of this word dates back to Greek mythology. It is said that the term was derived from the God of Shepherds, Pan. Going back to the ancient times, people say that Pan would start shouting, when someone tried to disturb his midday nap. The moment someone woke him up, he would shout in such higher tone that it would cause a stampede and fear among everyone in the vicinity. His one shout would cause a lot of fear among them. It is this fear that was caused by him, was given the name panic.