Faunus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Fau·nus

 (fô′nəs)
n. Roman Mythology
A god of nature and fertility.

[Latin.]

Faunus

(ˈfɔːnəs)
n
(European Myth & Legend) an ancient Italian deity of pastures and forests, later identified with the Greek Pan

Fau•nus

(ˈfɔ nəs)

n.
an ancient Roman woodland deity, identified with the Greek god Pan.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Faunus - (Roman mythology) ancient rural deity; later considered a counterpart of Greek Pan
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
References in classic literature ?
In shadier Bower More sacred and sequesterd, though but feignd, PAN or SILVANUS never slept, nor Nymph, Nor FAUNUS haunted.
Having begun her career in various roles at Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), Blake has also been a vice president of Business Development at Faunus Group International, where she led business development for the New York and New England markets.
The pagan celebration was dedicated to the Roman god of agriculture, Faunus, and the founders of Rome, (http://www.
As in the German play, the duke of Ferrara follows along, this time disguising himself as an intelligencer and taking the name Faunus.
In addition, Filtronic - which designs and makes microwave electronics products for wireless telecoms infrastructure and adjacent markets - has an invoice discounting facility in the US with Faunus Group International Inc of $3.
Bennett as "O Faunus, lover of the flying nymphs" (239).
Celebrated at the ides of February/February 15, Lupercalia, a Roman pagan celebration, was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture who was equaled to the Greek God Pan, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.
The faunal associations of the Pamplona and Jaca basins share close if not the same species of the genera Niso, Globularia, Clavilithes, Sassia, Moniquia (as Faunus in Villalta, 1956), some Epitoniidae and, at least, the species Haustator altavillensis and Diastoma costellatum.
El Fauno o faunus (el que favorece, del verbo favere) era un dios campestre vinculado a la fecundidad y a las fuerzas generativas de la naturaleza, de ahi tambien se establece una relacion con las fiestas llamadas Lupercalias, celebradas a partir del 15 de febrero o februarium, el mes de la purificacion (Lopez-Cuervo, 1995).
Concurrent with the closing of the merger, the company has signed an agreement for a USD 15m facility with Faunus Group International, Inc.