Typically thought to resemble goats below the
waist and humans above Fauns in Roman mythology were known as
place-spirits that dwelled within untamed woodlands. The name
'Faun' is derived from the Latin word 'Faunus' meaning: 'Gods of
Fauns also known as 'Satyrs'
were thought to be tricksters, and were associated with the 'sensual
life', they were believed to indulge in wild orgies and were linked to
the Roman God 'Dionysus' the God of wine.
The notorious 'Goatman' of Maryland U.S.A
is said to be a Faun, reportedly seen by teenage couples having sex in
cars the Goatman is said to act aggressively, sometimes attacking cars
with an axe.
Another notorious Faun is that known as the
'Pope lick monster' which is said to use ventriloquism to attempt to
lure young lovers onto train tracks and to their death.