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Fauno. Faunus was a rustic Italian deity, subsequently identified with the Greek Pan, but also rationalised into an old king of Latium, son of Picus, grandson of Saturnus (xiv. 320 and 449), and father of Latinus, who consults his oracle at Albunea ( Virg. Aen.VII. 48 and 82). Although Faunus was conceived as an individual, the name is also applied to a class of divine beings, as is the case with Pan (xiv. 638), Silvanus (i. 193) and Silenus, and in this plural form Virgil Aen.VIII. 314) speaks of the indigenae Fauni as inhabiting before the coming of Saturn the country which was subsequently called Latium, “his quoniam latuisset tutus in oris” (ib. 323) Cf. XIV. 456 n.Symaethide, daughter of Symaethus, a river rising in central Sicily and flowing south of Aetna.
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