In Etruscan mythology and religion
, Selvans is god of the woodlands and boundaries, including sacred boundaries.
He is possibly cognate with Roman Silvanus
. As the god of boundaries, he is known by the epithet ''tularias'' as stated by a dedication of a statue to the god.
His name is 10th on the list of 16 gods on the outer rim of the Piacenza Liver
(a bronze model of a sheep’s liver used as a reference or teaching tool for divination).
Votive inscriptions from the liver show that he was a popular god in Etruria.
Only one certain representation of Selvans has been found alongside a statue of Culsans, Culśanś. He is portrayed as a naked youth wearing a hide of a bear’s cap and high boots.
This contrasts from the Roman Silvanus
, who is usually shown as a bearded man.
* Etruscan civilization
*Etruscan religion, Etruscan Religion