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, in Roman religion, woodland deity, protector of herds and crops. He was identified with the Greek Pan. His festival was observed on Dec. 5 with dancing and merrymaking.
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faun

(in Roman legend) a rural deity represented as a man with a goat's ears, horns, tail, and hind legs
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Perhaps the appearance of fauns is part of that availability for adults.
He claimed to have had conversations with spirits in and around the Botanics and wrote about his experiences in the wrote about his experiences in the book the Gentleman and the Faun.
In Soldiers' Pay, Januarius "Jones' face [is] a round mirror before which fauns and nymphs might have wantoned when the world was young" (58), and his eyes are described as "clear and yellow, obscene and old in sin as a goat's" (67).
But Rubio's retirement, during which time he mounted exhibitions of his dance-themed sculptures, was short lived: This month Rubio is guesting with the Joffrey, reprising Faun in the Netherlands.
In this poem, a faun appears which "[m]ost obviously [.
In the woods by the Yonne the nymphs Were forced with dirty smocks, and fauns took casual aim.
A grandson of Saturn, Faunus was typically represented as half man and half goat (a borrowing from the Greek satyr) and was depicted in the company of similar creatures, known as fauns.
The fauns were satyrlike beings with tails, horns, goat's legs and feet, and furry, pointed ears.
Once there, the children discover a charming world inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants that has become cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis.
Wonder Book's children in the frame story exist in the golden age of childhood imagination, while The Marble Faun hints that childlike Donatello's genealogy goes back to Italy's golden age of fauns and water nymphs.
I never liked the idea of fauns very much: half man, half goat, lazy, useless, oversexed, mythological creatures with barnyard habits living in the woods.