FAUN is one of the world’s leading bands in the fusion of old sounds, medieval, Celtic and Nordic folk with modern music and have now released 9 studio CDs and 2 DVDs. FAUN were nominated three times for the “Echo”, (Germany’s largest music award). Their CD “Von den Elben” has reached platinum status and was four weeks at number 7 in the German album charts. The CD “LUNA” reached number 4 on the German album charts and held a gold status.
FAUN’s latest release “MIDGARD” managed the German album charts at number 3. FAUN has played so far more than 900 concerts around the world and is touring with different shows, like e.g. seated concerts for theaters and classical venues, (FAUN ACOUSTIC) but also with a powerful festival set, with big drums and a mesmerizing light show for big festivals and events.
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What FAUN means? 🙂
The faun (Latin: faunus, Ancient Greek: φαῦνος, phaunos, pronounced [pʰaunos]) is a mythological half human–half goat creature.
The goat man, more commonly affiliated with the Satyrs of Greek mythology or Fauns of Roman, is a bipedal creature with the legs of a goat and the torso of a man and is often depicted with goat’s horns.
These creatures in turn borrowed their appearance from the god Pan of the Greek pantheon. They were a symbol of fertility, and their chieftain was Silenus, a minor deity of Greek mythology. (Wikipedia)
Midgard, also spelled Midgardr (Old Norse: Middle Abode), also called Manna-Heim (“Home of Man”), in Norse mythology (Germanic religion and mythology), the Middle Earth, the abode of mankind, made from the body of the first created being, the giant Aurgelmir (Ymir). According to legend, the gods killed Aurgelmir, rolled his body into the central void of the universe, and began fashioning the Midgard.
Aurgelmir’s flesh became the land, his blood the oceans, his bones the mountains, his teeth the cliffs, his hair the trees, and his brains (blown over the earth) became the clouds. Aurgelmir’s skull was held up by four dwarfs, Nordri, Sudri, Austri, and Vestri (the four points of the compass), and became the dome of the heavens. The sun, moon, and stars were made of scattered sparks that were caught in the skull.
Midgard is situated halfway between Niflheim on the north, the land of ice, and Muspelheim to the south, the region of fire. Midgard is joined with Asgard, the abode of the deities, by Bifrost, the rainbow bridge. (Encyclopedia Britannica)