Recently I've been reading about Egypt (in the days of old), which is fascinating enough by itself, but the highlight of doing so must be the language used by academic types to avoid talking about parts of people.
From these beginnings, during the Roman period, Pan became the god of the Eastern Desert, the capricious guardian of the desert routes. He is shown not as the Pan of Greek mythology, but as the ithyphallic Min, his erection clearly inherited from his previous life.
Of course, I might just be confusing Real Life with Spam again. It's hard when that happens.