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Guard of Limyra

Guard of Limyra
Guard of Limyra, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com.

In Roman mythology, fauns are place-spirits (genii) of untamed woodland. Romans connected their fauns with the Greek satyrs, followers of Bacchus (Greek Dionysus). The Romans also had a god named Faunus and goddess Fauna, who, like the fauns, were goat-people. In Greek mythology, Faunus' counterpart was Pan, companion of the nymphs, god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, fields, groves, and wooded glens, hunting and rustic music. Because of this, Pan is connected to fertility and the season of spring. The ancient Greeks also considered Pan to be the god of theatrical criticism. (Satire)

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