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Evander (ĭvănˈdər) [key], in Greek religion, a minor deity worshiped in Arcadia in connection with Pan. In Roman religion, he was said to have introduced the worship of Faunus and to have founded the festival of Lupercalia. In Vergil's Aeneid, Evander shows Aeneas the site on which Rome will be built.

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