- 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
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
Picus puniceus observandus (Hartert): Crimson-winged Woodpecker.Birds from North Borneo
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