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Apollo - Apollo and Marsyas

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Apollo and Marsyas

Wanted for them murder of Marsyas, a satyr. When Marsyas challenged the defendant (Apollo) to a music contest judged by the Muses, the defendant was deeply offended that a satyr would challenge a god. The Muses judged the defendant to be the winner of the contest, and the subject promptly flayed Marsyas, pinning his skin to a pine tree.

Case Status: Pending, though the defendant is unlikely to be punished because the gods do not appreciate pride among satyrs or mortals.

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