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Silvanus

Silvanus

[sil-vey-nuhs]
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 Pan, with whom he was often identified, he could be dangerous as well as beneficent.
Silvanus may refer to:

A variant, Sylvanus, may refer to:

  • Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, "Father of the United States Military Academy"
  • Saint Sylvanus, Bishop of Emesa in Phoenicia, martyred in the company of Saint Luke the Deacon and Saint Mucius the Lector in the persecutions of Maximian, c. 311

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