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Thursday, August 01, 2013
Mythic Animals: Semi-human: Fauns (Rome)
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.
Adkins, Lesley and Roy Adkins, “Dictionary of Roman Religions,” Oxford
University Press, New York, 1996.