Or Faula was, according to some, a concubine of Hercules in Italy; while, according to others, she was the wife or sister of Faunus. Latinus, who is called a son of Hercules by a concubine, was probably considered to be the son of Fauna; whereas the common tradition describes him as a son of Faunus.

Faula was identified by some of the ancients with the Greek Aphrodite. See also Bona Dea.



  • Macrobius. Saturnalia i, 12, 21. Verrius Flaccus ap. Lactantius. De Falsa Religione i, 20; Divine Institutes: Epitome, xx.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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