Evander

Evander ĭvăn´dər [key], in Greek religion, a minor deity worshiped in Arcadia in connection with Pan. In Roman religion, he was said to have introduced the worship of Faunus and to have founded the festival of Lupercalia . In Vergil's Aeneid, Evander shows Aeneas the site on which Rome will be built.

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