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Satyrs, joyful half-goat creatures


Apperance of the Satyrs

The Satyrs were mythological creatures with the upper part of their body of a man and the lower half of a goat. The leader of the Satyrs was god Pan.

The Satyrs' Way of Life

Usually the Satyrs resided in woods and mountains or were accompanying the Greek god of wine Dionysus on his journeys, dancing around joyfully with the Nymphs and drinking.

The Satiric Drama

The Satyrs also gave their name to a specific type of theatrical play, the satiric drama, that parodies popular myths of Greek gods and heroes.

The Roman name of Satyrs is "faun"

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