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n. Roman Mythology
A god of nature and fertility.



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


(ˈfɔ nəs)

an ancient Roman woodland deity, identified with the Greek god Pan.
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Noun1.Faunus - (Roman mythology) ancient rural deity; later considered a counterpart of Greek Pan
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
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In shadier Bower More sacred and sequesterd, though but feignd, PAN or SILVANUS never slept, nor Nymph, Nor FAUNUS haunted.
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Discussing EBB's poems "To Flush, My Dog" and "Flush or Faunus," along with her "epistolary relationship" with Mary Russell Mitford, Morrison argues that "the emotional intensity of Barrett and Mitford's relationship is largely transacted through Flush," as an "unorthodox intimacy and kinship between two women of different generations is displaced onto the equally unorthodox relationship they have to their respective cocker spaniels" (pp.
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12) Boccaccio most likely knew the work of Claudian while he was composing Comedia delle ninfe fiorentine and certainly had encountered him by the time of the first edition of Faunus, in 1341-42 (Velli 265).
17 (velox amoenum saepe Lucretilem / mutat Lycaeo Faunus, swift Faunus often exchanges striking Lucretilis for Lycaeus, 1.
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Horny, of satyrs; or Faunus, the foolish god who spies on Diana bathing in Spenser's Cantos of Mutabilitie: the horn of river-gods, those ravishers.