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realm of chaos, ominous figure, copses, parkland


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(he of the forest)A God associated with parkland, copses, wooded glens, and the forest itself. His spirit was present anywhere there was waste ground or uncultivated land. He was an ominous figure, one who held the potential for terror and death, since to the Roman mind the forest primeval was a realm of chaos and fear, distinct from managed, settled territory.

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Revision of the genus Silvanus - Bishop Museum
in the genus, notably by Reitter and Grouvelle, and Silvanus became a repository ... including 55 species in Silvanus, but his list contains a large number of ...
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THE ROMAN GOD SILVANUS belonged in the woods and his very name served to remind any Latin speaker of his origins and his place. Yet many dedications.
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acquisition being none other than the legate Plautius Silvanus.17 This view is no longer tenable: no annexation took place at this time and Tyras was still extra.
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Silvanus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Silvanus or Sylvanus may refer to: Silas (Silvanus), apostle, mentioned in four New Testament epistles. Silvanus of the Seventy, writer, also mentioned in the ...
Silvanus (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Silvanus was a Roman tutelary deity of woods and fields. As protector of forests ( sylvestris deus), he especially presided over plantations and delighted in trees ...
Silvanus of the Seventy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Silvanus is mentioned in the New Testament as a co-writer or transcriber of some of these works. He later became Bishop of Thessalonika and died a martyr.
Silvanus (Forgotten Realms) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Silvanus the Forest Father is a fictional deity of the Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting devised by Ed Greenwood. Silvanus is considered ...
Silvanus - Forgotten Realms Wiki - Wikia
Silvanus (pronounced sihl-VANN-us), the Forest Father, was the god of nature, though formerly considered only the god of wild nature and druids. Silvanus was  ...