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[49] Aut quas semideae Dryades. She speaks here of those who were called Lymphaties by the ancients. They were persons said to have seen some species of divinity, either some rural deity or nymph, which threw them into such transports as overcame their reason. The ecstasies expressed themselves outwardly in quakings, tremblings, tossings of the head and limbs, agitations; and as Livy calls them fanatical convulsions, extemporary prayer, prophecy, singing, and the like.

Fauniqu bicornes. Some were said to be influenced by nocturnal divinities, such as those in Latium, who used to consult in the night the Fauns. For, as we learn from Caius Bassus, Faunus, the son of Picus, first instituted sacred rites to his grandfather Saturn, and procured the reception of his father Picus, and sister Fauna, among the gods. Fauna was consecrated as wife to Faunus, and is the same who, according to Varro, was worshiped under the name of the Bona Doa. She was consulted by the women. The men applied to Faunus.

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