Definition of Faunus
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LNS
Faunus, Faunī
faveo
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. a mythic son of Picus, grandson of Saturn, and father of Latinus, king of Latium
  2. he instituted tillage and grazing, and after death was the protecting deity of agriculture and of shepherds, and also a giver of oracles
  3. after the introduction of the worship of Pan into Italy, he was identified with Pan, and accordingly represented, like the latter, with horns and goats' feet
Abbreviations
Faunus, i, m. faveo, a mythic son of Picus, grandson of Saturn, and father of Latinus, king of Latium; he instituted tillage and grazing, and after death was the protecting deity of agriculture and of shepherds, and also a giver of oracles; after the introduction of the worship of Pan into Italy, he was identified with Pan, and accordingly represented, like the latter, with horns and goats' feet, Lact. 1, 24; Cic. N. D. 3, 6, 15; Verg. A. 7, 48; 81; Ov. F. 2, 193; 3, 312 sq.; Prop. 4 (5), 2, 34; id. H. 5, 138; Hor. C. 1, 4, 11; 1, 17, 2; 3, 18, 1 et saep. On account of the assimilation of Faunus to Pan, the appellation Fauni was also used for Panes, sylvan deities, Lucr. 4, 581; Ov. M. 6, 392; 1, 193; Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 4; id. A. P. 244; Enn. ap. Cic. Brut. 19, 76 (Ann. v. 222 ed. Vahl.); Cic. N. D. 2, 2, 6; id. Div. 1, 45, 101.

— Derivv. Faunius, a, um, adj., pertaining to Faunus: versus, Victorinn. p. 2586 P.

— ‡ Faunālia, ium, n., the festival celebrated on the nones of December, in honor of Faunus, acc. to Porphyr. and Acro, Hor. C. 3, 18, 1 and 10.
 
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