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We can also see them around fountains of health and fountains of mana in Warcraft III.
Fauns are mentioned in material concerning dryads. Most likely a typo of fawn. Dryads are said to have the lower bodies of woodland gray fauns and the upper bodies (head, arms, and torso) of night elf women. In mythology fauns are closer to satyr. They are bipeds with goat-like legs and goat horns on their heads.
Based on the context of the dryad descriptions, "faun" was most likely a misspelling of "fawn" a juvenile deer. In other sources dryads lower halves are described as being deer-like. There are probably no "fauns" in Warcraft lore. The term "faun" does not appear outside of the reference to dryads. The references to dryads and references to being deer-like are made within the dryad's Warcraft III gag quotes:
- "I'm game." (A pun, referring to the fact that the dryad is half-deer, a game animal)
- "Fear the fearsome fury of the forest fawn!"
- "D'oh!" (Doe, a female deer)
Ouroboros is a mythological serpent swallowing its own tail.
See Ouroboros Belt.
- ^ NotD, #
- ^ "The creature has the head, arms, and torso of a night elf, but the lower body of a woodland faun", Manual of Monsters, pg. 22.
- ^ "The playful, frolicking creatures vaguely resemble centaurs (their cursed cousins), but have bodies more akin to woodland fauns", Warcraft III manual, pg. 58.
- ^ http://www.battle.net/war3/nightelf/units/dryad.shtml
- ^ "They resemble gray fauns with the upper torsos of night elf women", Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 27.
- ^ "This creature has the lower body of a gray faun, but the upper body of a beautiful night elf woman", Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 206.
- ^ "the creature before you, with the torso of an elf and the body of a faun, is clearly a dryad", Shadows & Light, pg. 149.