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Picus

[pahy-kuh s]
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noun
  1. an ancient Italian god of agriculture.
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  • Circe also changed Picus into a bird, when he did not respond to her advances.

    Human Animals

    Frank Hamel

  • On the subject of Picus one may consult Ovid, Metamorph, xiv.

  • Here the story runs that Circe loved Picus, whom she met in the woods.

  • Picus begot Faunus, the second king of Laurentum; and he too is, or was, a god with them.

    The City of God, Volume II

    Aurelius Augustine

  • Picus puniceus observandus (Hartert): Crimson-winged Woodpecker.