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Satyrs Sightings

  • The Cyclops by Euripides 409BC

    In this only surviving satyr play, the old satyr Silenus and a chorus of satyrs are the slaves of a grumpy Cyclops named Polyphemus.

  • The Metamorphoses by Ovid 2

    Listen to Ovid for all the details on how Midas rescued Silenus and got the "golden touch" as a reward from Dionysus.

  • Dionysiaca by Nonnus 399 - 499

    In this ancient poem, you can read about how Silenus got turned into a river after losing a dance-off. Seriously, that's the story.

  • Silenus by Thomas Woolner 1884

    In this riff on Greek mythology, Silenus turns into an alcoholic after his lover, Syrinx, turns into reeds to escape the advances of Pan.

  • The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells 1896

    One of the Beast Folk in this famous sci-fi novel is called Satyr, because he's got the legs and horns of a goat.

  • "in Just" by e. e. cummings 1920

    Some say the "goat footed balloonman" in this poem is either a satyr or Pan in disguise.

  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 1938

    There's a highly sexually symbolic statue of a satyr in this gothic page-turner.

  • Fantasia 1940

    Check out this classic Disney movie if you want to see what satyrs look like when they're cute little babies.

  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 1950

    In this classic fantasy novel, the goodhearted Mr. Tumnus is a faun, the Roman version of a satyr.

  • Hercules 1997

    Phil, the satyr, is Hercules' wine-soaked mentor in this animated movie and the TV series that followed.

  • The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan 2005

    Percy Jackson's buddy, Grover Underwood, is a satyr who dreams of one day searching for the long lost god, Pan.

  • God of War Series 2005

    The satyrs have big horns, sharp claws, and bad attitudes in this bloody video game series.

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