Definition of Forest god

1. Noun. One of a class of woodland deities; attendant on Bacchus; identified with Roman fauns.

Exact synonyms: Satyr
Specialized synonyms: Silenus
Generic synonyms: Greek Deity
Derivative terms: Satyric, Satyrical

Lexicographical Neighbors of Forest God

forest falcon
forest fire
forest fire fighter
forest fires
forest goat
forest god (current term)
forest green
forest green tree frog
forest health
forest machine
forest plan
forest plot
forest plots
forest red gum
forest residue
forest tent caterpillar
forest yaws

Literary usage of Forest god

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1891)
"... and had shown himself brave and fierce in war; his brethren had yielded before the tremendous onset of the Storm-god and his progeny; the Forest-god and ..."

2. The Myths of Plato by Plato (1905)
"... turns in wrath upon the Forest-god, overwhelms his canoes with the surges of the sea, sweeps with floods his trees and houses into the boundless ocean. ..."

3. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1881)
"... where the timber was to be cut, and after rites had been performed to propitiate the forest god, the virgins took the sacred axe and made the first cut. ..."

4. Myth, Ritual and Religion by Andrew Lang (1887)
"The wind-god followed his father, abode with him in the open spaces of the sky, and thence makes war on the trees of the forest-god, his enemy. ..."

5. The Inward Light by Harold Fielding (1908)
"Because the forest god forbids it. There are such places everywhere. ... if the forest god had never made such sanctuaries the game would disappear. ..."

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