On the Nature of Animals (Shrine of Pan)

Author Aelian
Subject Myths and Magical Occurrences

Aelian, On the Nature of Animals, 11.6 (ca. AD 200):

“And in Arcadian territory there is a shrine (hieron) of Pan; Aule is the name of the place. Now any animals that take refuge there the god respects as suppliants and protects in complete safety. For wolves in pursuit are afraid to enter it and are checked at the mere sight of the place of refuge. So there is private property for these animals too to enable them to survive.”

(Loeb Classical Library)