Fauns, in Roman mythology, rural divinities, descended from Faunus, king of Latium, who introduced into that country the worship of the gods and the labors of agriculture. The poets ascribed to them horns, and the figure of a goat below their waist, but made them gayer and less hideous than the satyrs. Fauns, like satyrs, were introduced upon the ancient stage in comic scenes. The cabalistic mythology also admits the existence of fauns, whom it regards as imperfect creatures. It supposes that God had created their souls, but, surprised by the sabbath, had not time to finish their bodies. Hence these unfinished beings seek to shun the sabbath, on which day they retire to the deepest solitudes of the forests.