[ pahy-kuhs ]
/ ˈpaɪ kəs /
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an ancient Italian god of agriculture.
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How to use Picus in a sentence
We are told by Ovid that he was changed into a woodpecker (picus) by Circe, whose love he had slighted.
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
And sitting on the throne was the image of King Picus, clad in royal apparel, and bearing a shield on his left arm.Stories of the Old world|Alfred John Church
Faunus' father was Picus; and he boasts himself, Saturn, thy son; thou art the first source of their blood.
Picus, the son of Saturn and father of Faunus, was a woodland divinity, gifted with prophetic powers.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome|E.M. Berens