Silvanus

Pantheon: Roman
Titles: Woodland King
Alternate Names/Spellings: Callirius, Gradivus, Quirinus, Silas, Sylvan, Sylvanus
Gender: Male

Silvanus is the god of agriculture, boundries, flocks, herds, hunting, and woodlands. When he is associated with Mars he also becomes a god of fields and farming. Silvanus is not mentioned much in Classical literature, and may be more of a god of the people than a god of the state. He is often associated with Faunus, and the two gods are very similar. Silvanus also often became equated with Celtic gods as the Romans conquered Celtic lands and peoples.

In art Silvanus appears as a bearded man holding fruits and/or a sickle accompanied by a dog.

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