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n. Roman Mythology
A god of nature and fertility.

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(European Myth & Legend) an ancient Italian deity of pastures and forests, later identified with the Greek Pan
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(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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References in classic literature ?
In shadier Bower More sacred and sequesterd, though but feignd, PAN or SILVANUS never slept, nor Nymph, Nor FAUNUS haunted.
Others believe it was the Christian church's way of Christianizing the Pagan celebration of Lupercalia, a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture.
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 decision to celebrate Valentine's Day in the middle of February didn't come until the end of the 5th century when Pope Gelasius ruled the Roman festival, Lupercalia, "un-Christian." The pagan celebration was dedicated to the Roman god of agriculture, Faunus, and the founders of Rome, (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rome-founded) Romulus (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rome-founded) and Remus .
A," and "Elegie du semi-dieu faunus demandant aux nymphes pourquoy elles ne le vouloient aimer par V.
(33) Afkomstig uit die Huis van die Faunus is die beroemde Alexander-mosaiek en agt ander kunswerke, wat Nyltonele, die glurende leeu, Kupido op n tier, n kat en voels, n nimf en sater, maskers met blomme en vrugte, duiwe en seekos insluit.
Perhaps it was intended to reference Acis, the lover of Galatea killed by Polyphemus, as Acis was sometimes cited as a son of Faunus, who was a fertility god that was associated with Bacchus in some traditions.
As in the German play, the duke of Ferrara follows along, this time disguising himself as an intelligencer and taking the name Faunus. As in the German play, the two young people fall in love with each other even while the son is trying to represent his father's suit.
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 $3.5m.
Bennett as "O Faunus, lover of the flying nymphs" (239).