Valens

or Valanus. Mercury was the son of Valens and Phoronis. This Mercury is called Trophonius in the regions under the earth. (Cicero De Nat. Deorum, iii. 22.)

Ciclinius [Mercury] riding in his hirachee
Fro Venus V'lanus might this palais see.

Chaucer: Compl. of Mars and Venus.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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