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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.
..... Click the link for more information. , with whom he was often identified, he could be dangerous as well as beneficent.
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god of agriculture. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 13]
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