Sunday, September 13, 2009
In Greek Mythology, Satyrs were hairy male spirits of nature, part-man, part-animal. Satyrs have an infamous reputation for excess indulgence in wine and sex, and for their wanton and wild temperament.
Appearance: Satyrs were at first portrayed as men with the ears and tails of animals, usually horses, but with time Satyrs were viewed as having the upper body of a man and the lower body of a goat, complete with goat ears and/or horns on their heads.
Powers: In Greek Myth Satyrs have not displayed any supernatural powers.
Lore: Satyrs were said to endlessly pursue Nymphs for sex, as well as be constant companions of deities such as Pan, Dionysus, and Silvanus. Despite their wanton behavior and appearance, Satyrs were generally viewed as being shy and cowardly creatures.
Satyrs Today: Sightings of Satyrs or Satyr-like beings continued to be reported into modern times. Some examples of such include; The Billiwhack Monster, The LakeWorth Monster, and Goatman.
Satyrs In Culture: Satyrs appear in the King James version of the Bible in two passages.
But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.