Powers & Abilities:Edit
- Force Field Projection: Faun's can project physical force fields.
- Kinetic Burst Projection: Faun's can project kinetic bursts made from nature mana, charged.
- Regeneration: Faun's can rapidly heal, in time.
- Invisibility: Faun's can turn invisible with trees blending around them.
- Natural Affinity: Faun's are highly connected to spirits, and magical creatures.
The faun is a half human - half goat (from the head to the waist being the human half, but with the addition of goat's 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 but were also capable of guiding humans in need.
|“||...leader into the forest of pines was Phaunos (Faunus) who was well practiced in the secrets of the lonely thickets which he knew so well, for he had learnt about the highland haunts of Kirke his mother.||”|
Though the text uses the word phaunus and describes the nature-spirit faun, the followers of Dionysus (Bacchus in later Roman mythology) are more accurately satyrs; the wild and orgiastic spirits that harassed nymphs. 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 wood woses with the ears and tails of horses or asses.
The Barberini Faun (located in the Glyptothek in Munich, Germany) is a Hellenistic marble statue from c. 200 BC that was found in the Mausoleum of the Emperor Hadrian (the Castel Sant'Angelo) and installed at Palazzo Barberini by Cardinal Maffeo Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII). Gian Lorenzo Bernini restored and refinished the statue.
The House of the Faun was so named because of the dancing faun statue found at the house.
- Mr. Tumnus, in C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia, is a faun.
- In Guillermo del Toro's 2006 film Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno), a faun guides the film's protagonist, Ofelia, to a series of tasks, which lead her to a wondrous netherworld.
- In The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan, the main character Jason mistakes a Greek Saytr, who is protecting him and his friends, for a Roman Faun.
- The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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