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Satyrs

Satyrs

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Your Field Guide to Spotting Satyrs

Back in the day, everybody said that satyrs had horse ears, tails, and legs. But now, folks say the little hairy dudes have pointy beards with goat horns and legs. Either way, everyone agrees that they usually have a wineskin in one hand and a set of panpipes in the other. Satyrs can definitely be fun to hang out with—they're always up for a party—but a few barrels of wine into the evening, things get out of control. If you happen to be a nymph or a young nubile maiden, it might be better if you turn the other way when you hear the panpipes a-playin'.

Sex: Males
Age: Ranges from very young to very old
Build: Goat or horse legs, pointy ears, pug noses, goat horns
Complexion: Tan
Hair Color: Brown, black
Facial Hair: Pointy beards
Scars/marks/tattoos: None
Jewelry and accessories: Pan flutes, goblets of wine, thyrsus (a staff topped with a pinecone)
Clothing: None (booya)
Armor: None
Type of Weapon: None

Typical Companions:

Pan
Dionysus
Nymphs of loose character

Known Hangouts:

The woods and fields

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