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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Upon arriving at Saint Silvanus, the church-turned-apartment-building that her grandmother runs, Jillian learns that things are worse than she'd anticipated.
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In the year 285, Silvanus the Palestinian bishop of Gaza was given two choices, either to give up his faith or to die.
The Silvanus Thompson Memorial Lecture delivered at The British Institute of Radiology on 18 April 1974.
Codex VII, the best preserved of the Nag Hammadi codices, contains five separate tractates: the Paraphrase of Shem, the Second Treatise of the Great Seth, the Apocalypse of Peter, the Teachings of Silvanus and the Three Steles of Seth.
Virdung's text, written in Early New High German (Fruhneuhochdeutsch), appears in the form of a dialogue between two colleagues, Sebastian (the author) and his friend Andreas Silvanus. It seems a miracle that anyone could have learned to hold, much less actually play, a recorder from the very convoluted discussion provided; in this case, the crude illustrations are truly worth a thousand words.