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Satyr


Followers of Dionysus, god of the theatre, wine, religious ecstasy, and the irrational. Satyrs were part man, part goat (with cloven feet and pointed ears) and had horses' tails. They were mischievous, wine-loving creatures, who were usually depicted in a permanent state of sexual arousal, chasing nymphs or maenads. Their licentiousness was extreme.

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2004-04-20 [Mephistan]: I though fauns were the followers of dionysus, being partial to a good time, wine and lovemaking. They were part-man and part-goat. Satyrs were mischeivous and more malevolent creatures being half man and half beast (any beast). It was the romans that combined both fauns and satyrs into the same creature, leaving us with human torsos, horns and goat legs and a mix of traits from both the previous incarnations. Roman satyrs were attendants of bacchus, the woodland god (i think)

2004-04-20 [Angel Dreamer]: it could be; if you find anything confirming that, you're very welcome to put it up

2004-04-20 [Angel Dreamer]: it could be; if you find anything confirming that, you're very welcome to put it up. i just copied what was in the book, but widespread myths like these have more than one description

2006-12-30 [xido]: Also, Satyr Races for player WFR races of Satyrian lineage (Sylvan / Fae).

2007-06-26 [Linn Scarlett]: Hmm Faun/Satyr and the like are one big pot of goo in my head. But that could just be me. In my own world they are related to minotaurs too. *shrugs* The races page is idd a good one Xi

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