Thus the Celtic Dispater had various names and forms in different regions, and could be assimilated to different foreign gods. by Mark Cartwright (CC BY-NC-SA) With his mighty antlers, Cernunnos is a protector of the forest and master of the hunt.He is a god of vegetation and trees in his aspect as the Green Man, and a god of lust and fertility when connected with Pan, the Greek satyr.In some traditions, he is seen as a god of death and dying, and takes the time to comfort the dead by singing to them on their way to the spirit world. Thus the Celtic Dispater had various names and forms in different regions, and could be assimilated to different foreign gods. Epona was a Celtic goddess. Her name contains an allusion to the horse: in Celtic, "epos" means “horse” and the suffix “-ona” affixed simply means “on”. Forests and Flocks. Silvanus, the Forest Father is a fictional deity of the Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting devised by Ed Greenwood.Silvanus is considered the god of wild nature and druids, one of the most prominent and eldest deities in Faerûn, and the wilder counterpart to Chauntea the Earth-Mother. Deity Alignment Suggested Domains ... Silvanus, god of nature and forests: N: Nature: Summer oak tree - Previous: Fantasy-Historical Pantheons. Pan and Silvanus were horned gods (most commonly depicted to goat-like features) who ruled the wild places of the world; the Greeks and Romans would have closely associated the two. Selvanus would thus be easily identified with Silvanus, a god of flocks. Jun 24, 2015 - Selvans, a civil god;In Etruscan mythology, Selvans was god of the woodlands, cognate with Roman Silvanus. 1 Domestic animals, in Celtic mythology, were believed to have come from the god's land. ... (local Mars, Hercules, or Silvanus depictions are frequently found). The Celtic gods are as often served by druids as by clerics, for they are closely aligned with the forces of nature that druids revere. His name is mentioned on the Piacenza Liver, a bronze model of a sheep's liver used for divinatory rites. Epona is the patron goddess of mares and foals. Selvanus would thus be easily identified with Silvanus, a god of flocks. (You can see how his cult merged with the Celtic cult of the god Sucellus, another god with working tools and a dog by his side. Domestic animals, in Celtic mythology, were believed to have come from the god’s land. Celtic Deities. Vinotonus is a god from Celtic Mythology of which… The Lightning Thief (graphic novel) The Sea of Monsters (graphic novel) The Titan's Curse (graphic novel) Silvanus protected both the forests (silva) which gave him his name, and the fields. Selvanus would thus be easily identified with Silvanus, a god of flocks. 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