- Fauna (goddess)
Roman mythology, Fauna is an alternate name for:
Bona Dea, was a goddess of fertility, healing, virginity and women. She may also be known as Marica.
Ops, a fertility deity and earth-goddess of Sabineorigin.
Terra (goddess), the goddess of the Earth.
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Fauna (disambiguation) — Fauna is a collective term for animal life.Fauna may also mean: * Fauna (goddess), an ancient Roman goddess * Fauna, Bloemfontein, a suburb of the South African city of Bloemfontein * Fauna Range, a hill range in Bundelkhand, India * Fauna, a… … Wikipedia
fauna — 1771, collective name for animals of a certain region or time, from L.L. Fauna, a Roman fertility goddess, wife, sister, or daughter (or some combination thereof) of Faunus (see FAUN (Cf. faun)). Popularized by Linnaeus, who adopted it as a… … Etymology dictionary
fauna — ► NOUN ▪ the animals of a particular region, habitat, or geological period. Compare with FLORA(Cf. ↑flora). DERIVATIVES faunal adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from Fauna, a rural goddess and the sister of Faunus (see FAUN(Cf. ↑faun)) … English terms dictionary
Fauna — For other uses, see fauna (disambiguation). Simplified schematic of an island s fauna all its animal species, highlighted in boxes. Fauna or faunæ is all of the animal life of any particular region or time. The corresponding term for plants is… … Wikipedia
fauna — faunal, adj. faunally, adv. /faw neuh/, n., pl. faunas, faunae / nee/. 1. the animals of a given region or period considered as a whole. 2. a treatise on the animals of a given region or period. 3. (cap.) Rom. Relig. See … Universalium
fauna —  Fauna was a Roman goddess of the countryside, sister of Faunus (the Roman equivalent of Greek Pan) who was a nature and fertility god worshipped by shepherds, farmers, etc. The Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus applied her name in 1746 to… … The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins
fauna —  Fauna was a Roman goddess of the countryside, sister of Faunus (the Roman equivalent of Greek Pan) who was a nature and fertility god worshipped by shepherds, farmers, etc. The Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus applied her name in 1746 to… … Word origins
fauna — [ fɔ:nə] noun (plural faunae ni: or faunas) the animals of a particular region, habitat, or geological period. Compare with flora. Derivatives faunal adjective faunistic nɪstɪk adjective … English new terms dictionary
Goddess of Animals, Crops, Fertility, Prophecy, and Rural Life — Bona Dea or Bona Mater or Fauna (Roman) … Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games
fauna — n. (pl. faunae or faunas) 1 the animal life of a region or geological period (cf. FLORA). 2 a treatise on or list of this. Derivatives: faunal adj. faunist n. faunistic adj. Etymology: mod.L f. the name of a rural goddess, sister of Faunus: see… … Useful english dictionary