A God and Goddess of Beltane: Flora and Faunus

The Gods and Goddesses of Beltane represent spring, flowers, the renewal of the cycle of life in plants and animals. It is not unusual for them to be honored with festivals of drinking, games and other rowdy behavior. They encourage you to enjoy the time between the first blush of spring and the hard work of planting begins.

 A Goddess associated with Beltane

Flora (Greek-Roman)

Also known as Chloris [Greek], Feronia [Etruscan]

Flora is a Goddess of Fertility and of flowering plants. Flora is an ancient deity of spring. Her festivals were called Floralia. It was a time of theater, dance, games and wonderful foods. The Floralia was held between April 28 and May 3 and symbolized the renewal of the cycle of life, drinking, and flowers.

God associated with Beltane

Faunus (Roman)

Also known as Fauna, Fanus, Fauni [plural] Faunus, Pan [Greek].

Faunus was one of the oldest Roman deities. he is God of crops, God of Fertility, Inventor of herding, hunting, and husbandry. He is also Protector of agriculture and shepherds. Fanus is the grandson of Saturn, the nephew of Juno, the son of Picus the prophet and demigod. His companion is Fauna [also known as Bona Dea], a fertility goddess and goddess of animals. Faunus is identified with the Greek Pan.

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