A faun is a handsome, slender young male being with the horns on his head and dark brown fur on his legs and the hooves of a goat. He is an innocent, pleasure loving magical creature, possessing no long term memories or extraordinary intelligence. Every day is new to one. A faun quickly forgets any hurt suffered.
Some fauns have formed symbiotic relationships with trees, they help the tree and the tree helps them. The ones who have done this are more intelligent and have better memories.
Fauns were the original counterpart of nymphs.