Thursday, August 01, 2013

Mythic Animals: Semi-human: Fauns (Rome)

Fauns (Fauni) (Rome): 

Often confused with Greek satyrs, Roman Fauns were the sons of Faunus and Fauna, ancient Gods of the Forest. These demi-gods were considered “Di Indigetes,” native Roman Gods. According to the Romans, these half-goat, half human beasts protected the forests from harm, and were keepers of the countryside.


Works Used:

Adkins, Lesley and Roy Adkins, “Dictionary of Roman Religions,” Oxford University Press, New York, 1996.


Alchin, Linda, “Fauns,” Tribunes and Triumphs, 2008,, .


Zell-Ravenheart, Oberon and Ash DeKirk, “A Wizard’s Bestiary,” New Page Press, Franklin Lakes, NJ, 2007.

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