Silvanus


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Silvanus,

in Roman religion, ancient pastoral deity, protector of uncultivated lands. It was also said that he was the guardian of field boundaries, flocks, and herds. Like the Greek PanPan
, in Greek religion and mythology, pastoral god of fertility. He was worshiped principally in Arcadia, and one legend states that he was the son of Hermes, another Arcadian god. Pan was supposed to make flocks fertile; when he did not, his image was flogged to stimulate him.
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, with whom he was often identified, he could be dangerous as well as beneficent.

Silvanus

god of agriculture. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 13]
See: Farming
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Though it's a fast-paced story, The Undoing of Saint Silvanus also contains moments of introspection--both for Jillian and for the reader--that are among its strongest scenes.
He had purchased Silvanus Warro in Maryland 30 years previously and apparently remained concerned for the slave's fate, although he had sold him several years previously.
A statistics of monuments erected by Illyrians in Dacia (most in Alburnus Maior and Ampelum, but also in Apulum, Potaissa, Napoca) indicates that Jupiter optimus maximus was the most popular (in the case of 13 monuments), followed by Silvanus (8) and Apollo (8), Neptunus (5), Janus and Diana (4 monuments each), Liber Pater, Terra Mater, Mercurius (3), Nymphae, Castores, Minerva, Iunona (2) and Sol, Venus, Fortuna, Hercules (1) (52).
History recorded that Silvanus defied the Pax Romana peace.
8) By the time of the inaugural meeting, eighty-seven members had already signed up, many of whom were gathered in the chambers of the Society of Arts that afternoon to hear Silvanus Phillips Thompson describe the eminence and importance of William Gilbert of Colchester (1544-1603), the doctor whose early experimental investigations "constituted the absolute starting-point of the science of electricity.
9), clearly identified not only by the description of Silvanus but also by the distinguishing scene of the Gallic noblewoman, Chiomara (Fig.
Sin embargo, la mas celebre incursion la realizaron Silvanus G.
The syncretic Teachings of Silvanus, for instance, belongs to the genre of early Hellenistic-Christian wisdom literature.
He was present at the court of Constantius during the conspiracy against the magister peditum Silvanus in 355 (Amm.
Specifically, Silvanus "Occupies a special place in the general polytheistic system in that he stood completely outside public cult.
Faunus, as well as Silvanus, came to be more and more identified with the Greek Pan, with whom he had many traits in common.
That a formal apparatus, a detective bureau, for solving murders hardly existed even in imperial Rome is demonstrated in the defenestration of Apronia by her husband, Plautius Silvanus, a praetor.