Statue of Silvanus

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Carole Raddato
published on 10 November 2014
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Statue of Silvanus, Roman god of woods and wild fields, 1st century CE. (National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid)
As fertility god he is the protector of herds and cattle and is associated with Faunus. He shows many similarities with the Greek Pan. The first fruits of the fields were offered to him, as well as meat and wine. His attributes are a pruning knife and a bough from a pine tree.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2014, November 10). Statue of Silvanus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "Statue of Silvanus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 10, 2014.

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Raddato, Carole. "Statue of Silvanus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Nov 2014. Web. 01 Aug 2021.