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Satyrs, in Ancient Greek mythology, were male nature spirits with ears and a tail resembling those of a horse. A troop of Satyrs were companions of Pan and Dionysus that roamed the woods and mountains. They were often associated with male sex drive and vase-painters often portrayed them with uncontrollable erections. The Roman analog was the Faun.

Satyr in "Goddess for a Day"[]

A satyr named Marsyas attempted to rape a young woman named Phye, believing her to be the goddess Athena.

Satyr in "The Horse of Bronze"[]

The Satyrs were the cousins of the Fauns. Many Centaurs considered Satyrs to be the more aesthetic looking of the two.[1]

Satyr in Thessalonica[]

Despite the encroachment of Christianity, satyrs survived in Byzantine Greece at the close of the 6th century.

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