Fauns

Fauns

a species of demi-gods, inhabiting the forests, called also Sylvani, satyrs. They were sons of Faunus and Fauna, or Fatua, king and queen of the Latins, and, though accounted semi-divine, were supposed to die after a long life. They were Roman deities, unknown to the Greeks, and were represented with horns on their heads, pointed ears, and crowned with branches of the pine, while their lower extremities resembled those of the goat. Later, when Greek mythology was introduced, they were often confounded with Pan. They were of a musical and voluptuous character. Female fauns are also spoken of.

 
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