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Lupercus

[loo-pur-kuh s]
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noun
  1. an ancient Roman fertility god, often identified with Faunus or Pan.
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  • The Grotto of Lupercus is the oldest sanctuary of kingly Rome.

    Rome

    Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

  • Lupercus, an ancient Italian god, worshipped by shepherds as the protector of their flocks against wolves.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • Faunus is frequently called Inuus or the fertilizer, and Lupercus or the one who wards off wolves.

  • Lupercus was, primarily, the god of shepherds, said to have been so called because he protected the flocks from wolves.

  • As such he is akin to or identical with Inuus (“fructifier”) and Lupercus (see Lupercalia).