Satyrs

Benjamin and Cortney

An Introduction to Satyrs

In Greek mythology the satyrs are deities of the woods and mountains. They are half human and half beast; they usually have a goat's tail, flanks and hooves. While the upper part of the body is that of a human, they also have the horns of a goat.

We could not find where satyrs originally came from but we can assume that they came from Pan the god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music.

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What do satyrs do?

Satyrs are usually out it the woods singing and dancing. Not to mention they loved playing the reed pipes. Being good friends with Dionysus they often intoxicated themselves with abundances of wine which usually didn't end well. Satyrs aren't the friendliest to human kind so when they're "out of it" it usually doesn't end well for humans. That and the nymphs they are known to assault when they drink too much.

Why are satyrs important?

They are protectors of the forest... well some of the time. Mostly they're known for being mischievous, dangerous, cowards. Although they were known to have assisted in a war with the Olympians versus the giants. They belched in fear and the giants got scared and fled so the battle was won.

Are satyrs connected to anyone specifically?

Yes and he is Pan, god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music.

Is there any major story associated with satyrs?

No none other than the war they assisted in which wasn't really "major"