Silvanus; ancient Italic rustic god of the forests, shepherds, wild places, and boundaries. Although he is assumed to be an ancient deity material on Silvanus only comes from the 2nd century B.C.E. His epithets are pater and senex and he was usually depicted as a ragged old man with a sickle. Most scholars reject the identification with Etruscan Selvans but are unsure if Silvanus is an epithet of Mars or a separate deity altogether. Much is unknown about this deity, though we was worshipped throughout the Empire.