Sentence Examples with the word picus

In poetical tradition Faunus is an old king of Latium, the son of Picus (Mars) and father of Latinus, the teacher of agriculture and cattle-breeding, and the introducer of the religious system of the country, honoured after death as a tutelary divinity.

The purple cloak which Picus wore fastened by a golden clasp is preserved in the plumage of the bird.