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F for Faun by tohdaryl F for Faun by tohdaryl
The faun (Latin: faunus, Ancient Greek: φαῦνος, phaunos) is a rustic forest god or goddess (genii) of Roman mythology often associated with enchanted woods and the Greek god Pan.

The faun is a half human - half goat (from the head to the waist being the human half, but with the addition of goat horns) manifestation of forest and animal spirits which would help or hinder humans at whim. Romans believed fauns inspired fear in men traveling in lonely, remote or wild places. They were also capable of guiding humans in need, as in the fable of The Satyr and the Traveller, in the title of which Latin authors substituted the word Faunus.

Fauns and satyrs were originally quite different creatures: whereas fauns are half-man and half-goat, satyrs originally were depicted as stocky, hairy, ugly dwarfs or woodwoses with the ears and tails of horses or asses. Satyrs also were more woman-loving than fauns, and fauns were rather foolish where satyrs had more knowledge.

Ancient Roman mythological belief also included a god named Faunus and a goddess named Fauna who were goat people.

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Fixed the horns to be more 'Faun' than Satyr to avoid a mythological racial debate.

artwork (C) Daryl Toh Liem Zhan 2012.
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Ack2011 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaahhhh he's so cute looking I need oneeeee

also, very good work on executing this piece! Excellent proportions and posing.
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DawnroseofRedwall Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Also, a small detail about the Greek mythology part: Fauns aro considered as god Dionese's follower. Not too meaningfull,but if you want,you can include it in the informations.:)
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MarcoHalfBodt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Artist
If ever i find a one, i'll give him a hug.
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Kamui85 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
always loved this creature, hated its depiction in percy jackson...
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GoombaPie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
i love fauns and satyrs!
i encourage doing more!
:)
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The-Pink-Devil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
He's adorable. I like these I get to learn about mythological creatures and see awesome art as well!
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FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Well done!
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softy-pokewolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Fffff I love fauns...
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Malesx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
VERY NICE
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
i thought his name was pan!!
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