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Evander

(ĭvăn`dər), in Greek religion, a minor deity worshiped in Arcadia in connection with Pan. In Roman religion, he was said to have introduced the worship of FaunusFaunus
, 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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 and to have founded the festival of LupercaliaLupercalia
, ancient Roman festival held annually on Feb. 15. The ceremony of the festival was intended to secure fertility and keep out evil. Two male youths, clad in animal skin, ran around the city slapping passersby with strips of goat skin.
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. In Vergil's Aeneid, Evander shows Aeneas the site on which Rome will be built.
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Evander

Arcadian, founded settlement in Italy. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 100]
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Brooklyn, NY, September 06, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Retired boxer and NY-11 congressional candidate Boyd Melson and 2017 Boxing Hall of Fame inductee turned promoter Evander "Real Deal" Holyfield will visit two New York care centers this week.
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