When you think of Tennessee, what comes to mind first? Is it country music? If the answer is yes, then you might not be surprised by the fact that the creature representing this great state is none other than the Faun.
So what is it about the faun that makes him the perfect representative for the state of Tennessee? Well, the fact that he is friendly and musical certainly helps his case.
In folklore and mythology, the faun is a half-human, half-goat creature with horns on his head. With a garland of flowers on his head (sometimes), he would more likely be found roaming in the forests and playing music on his wooden flutes. Often, the music was cheerful and pleasant. But once you hear the melody of a faun, be prepared, because you are likely going to find yourself listening for hours.
And considering the faun enjoys a good time, there are often parties when they are involved since that is one of the ways that they enjoy passing the time. So they are party creatures with music in their souls. (We can’t be mad at the faun for this kind of fun, and really this just feels like this makes the faun the perfect fit for Tennessee.) They may not have been country musicians, but I bet if they had the chance, they would totally take Nashville by storm.