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In Greek and Roman mythology, Picus was a man turned into a woodpecker by Circe for scorning her love. His wife was Canens, a nymph, who killed herself after he was transformed. They had one son, Faunus. Roman mythology, the mythological beliefs of the people of Ancient Rome, can be considered as having two parts. ... Genera Jynx Picumnus Sasia Nesoctites Melanerpes Sphyrapicus Xiphidiopicus Campethera Geocolaptes Dendropicos Dendrocopos Picoides Veniliornis Piculus Colaptes Celeus Dryocopus Campephilus Picus Dinopium Chrysocolaptes Gecinulus Sapheopipo Blythipicus Reinwardtipicus Meiglyptes Hemicircus Mulleripicus Woodpeckers are near passerine birds of the order Piciformes. ... Circe, a painting by Edward Burne-Jones In Greek mythology, Circe or Kirkê (Greek Κίρκη) was a goddess living on the island of Aeaea. ... In Greek and Roman mythology, Canens was the personification of song. ... Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse In Greek mythology, a nymph is any member of a large class of female nature entities, sometimes bound to a particular location or landform. ... Marble sculpture of Pan copulating with a goat, recovered from Herculaneum Pan (Greek Παν, genitive Πανος) is the Greek god who watches over shepherds and their flocks. ...


Picus is also a genus of woodpecker. Genera Jynx Picumnus Sasia Nesoctites Melanerpes Sphyrapicus Xiphidiopicus Campethera Geocolaptes Dendropicos Dendrocopos Picoides Veniliornis Piculus Colaptes Celeus Dryocopus Campephilus Picus Dinopium Chrysocolaptes Gecinulus Sapheopipo Blythipicus Reinwardtipicus Meiglyptes Hemicircus Mulleripicus Woodpeckers are near passerine birds of the order Piciformes. ...


In the RPG Wizardry 8, the Picus is a red crane-like bird with a sharp beak and claws that travels in small groups to attack your party. Computer role-playing games (CRPGs), often shortened to simply role-playing games (RPGs), are a type of video or computer game that traditionally uses gameplay elements found in paper-and-pencil role-playing games. ... Wizardry 8 is the 8th title in the Wizardry series of computer role playing games. ...


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Picus - LoveToKnow 1911 (262 words)
PICUS, in Roman mythology, originally the woodpecker, the favourite bird and symbol of Mars as the god of both nature and war.
Picus rejected her advances, and the goddess in her anger changed him into a woodpecker, which pecks impotently at the branches of trees, but still retains prophetic powers.
The purple cloak which Picus wore fastened by a golden clasp is preserved in the plumage of the bird.
PICUS v2.0 (406 words)
In PICUS v2.0 the spatial structure and general model logic are as implemented in PICUS v1.2, though in an adapted and refined form.
For instance, in PICUS v1.2 the vertical dimension of the forest consists of canopy cells of 5m depth.
Soil in PICUS v2.0 is represented by any number of soil layers, each characterised by layer depth, soil type, water retention curve, and hydraulic conductivity, allowing for the calculation of vertical water exchange between layers according to Darcy┬┤s law.
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