In Greek mythology, a satyr, also known as a silenos, is a male nature spirit with ears and a tail resembling those of a horse, as well as a permanent, exaggerated erection. Early artistic representations sometimes include horse-like legs, but, by the sixth century BC, they were more often represented with human legs. . Satyrs were characterized by their ribaldry and were known as lovers of wine, music, dancing, and women. They were companions of the god Dionysus and were believed to inhabit remote locales, such as woodlands, mountains, and pastures. . Satyrs are not immortal, for satyrs were killed in the mythical Indian war campaign of Dionysus. ... They are often represented with a winecup in hand, and satyrs appear often in the decoration of winecups. . The satyrs is said to be able to make trees, flowers and other natural things connected with the forest bloom into its beauty. But mostly Greek myths show satyrs as woodland goats who are crazed for sexual pleasure, drinks wine and is associated with playing pipes to which they enjoy their dance. . After an unknown amount of time in Iolcus, the Golden Fleece was taken and guarded by Polyphemus the Cyclops. He used it to make his island better (for himself) and to lure satyrs there so he could eat them. The satyrs were drawn towards it's powerful healing nature magic thinking it was the god of the wild, Pan. . Because of their association with Dionysus, satyrs are almost always depicted in some sort of tribute to him. Most often seen drinking and dancing, satyrs commonly have some sort of musical instrument with them, whether it be the pipes, flutes, cymbals, or even bagpipes. . Satyr's stand proudly and firmly on cloven feet with a stubby protruding tail. They have a rough-looking exterior with long chestnut brown, or more commonly red, hair. Their horns can protrude anywhere from a few inches to around two feet long. Satyrs heights commonly range between 5'11 and 6'6. . THE SATYROI (Satyrs) were rustic fertility spirits of the countryside and wilds. They consorted with the Nymphai (Nymphs) and were companions of the gods Dionysos, Hermes, Hephaistos, Pan, Rhea-Kybele and Gaia. Satyroi were depicted as animalistic men with asinine ears, pug noses, reclining hair-lines, the tails of horses and erect members.
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