Where do the words “flora” and “fauna” come from?



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    Flora is a Latin name; she was the goddess of flowers in Roman mythology. Correspondingly, Fauna was a goddess of fertility and the earth, though there was also a god named Faunus (often associated with the Greek wilderness god Pan) and the mythological creatures called fauns: half-man, half goat creatures.

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    Fauna refers to animals of a certain area or time period, while fauna refers to plant life or a certain area or time period. Fauna it originated from L.L Fauna, a Roman fertility goddess, and flora is also the name of a Roman Goddes, L. Flora and fauna was popularized by Linnaeus, a famous taxonomist who used flora and fauna together in his works, including the title of his plant and animal catalogues.
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