- 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
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Lupercus, an ancient Italian god, worshipped by shepherds as the protector of their flocks against wolves.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
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Faunus is frequently called Inuus or the fertilizer, and Lupercus or the one who wards off wolves.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
Lupercus was, primarily, the god of shepherds, said to have been so called because he protected the flocks from wolves.The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
As such he is akin to or identical with Inuus (“fructifier”) and Lupercus (see Lupercalia).