Study Guide

Satyrs

Profile

The satyrs are major party animals. These little dudes spend most of their time rocking it out with their patron god Pan and the god Dionysus, who invites the satyrs to every one of his wild Bacchanals. Back in the day, the Greeks thought of satyrs as having the ears, tails, and sometimes legs of a horse or donkey. Later on, though, the Romans considered fauns, their versions of satyrs, to be more like Pan, with goat legs, pointy beards, and horns. Whatever they looked like, everybody agrees that what satyrs loved best was to drink, dance, play music, and get it on with every willing (or not-so-willing) nymph who happened to be around. Like we said: party animals.

Basic Information

Name

Satyrs

Nickname

Some of our most famous:
Silenus (god of drunkenness—old, fat, bald, drunk, and always in a good mood)
Aristaeus (a god of shepherds)
Leneus (an old god of winemaking)
Maron (another winemaking god)
Komos (a little satyr cupbearer of Dionysus)
Krotos (friend of the Muses, invented percussion)
Marsyas (invented the flute, got skinned by Apollo)

Sex

Male

Current city

The woods

Work & Education

Occupation

Spirits of Nature and Male Fertility

Education

Pan's School of Awesome

Beliefs

Political views

Pro-Zeus

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Silenus is sometimes called the father of the satyrs.

Siblings

Bunches (and we mean bunches)

Children

Let's just say it's a good thing for us that nobody can track us down to pay child support…

Friends

Pan
Dionysus
Other satyrs

Enemies

Argus Panoptes (who killed one of our kind)

Relationships

Relationship status

Confirmed bachelors

Interested in

Nymphs, goddesses, humans (we're not really that picky)

Favorites

TV Shows

Grimm 
Sons of Anarchy 
So You Think You Can Dance 

Quotations

"I have been so misused by chaste men with one wife that I would live with satyrs all my life."
– Anna Wickham

"The lust of the goat is the bounty of God."
– William Blake

"Wine is bottled poetry."
– Robert Louis Stevenson

"I like girls that drink beer."
– Toby Keith

"You gotta fight for your right to party!"
– The Beastie Boys

Books

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (We heart Mr. Tumnus.) 
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 
On the Road by Jack Kerouac 
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (We think of Puck as an honorary satyr.) 
"Howl" by Allen Ginsberg 
"in Just" by e. e. cummings 
The Call of the Wild by Jack London 
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells 
Lord of the Flies by William Golding 
The Bacchae by Euripides (Yeah Dionysus, show 'em what's up!) 

Music

Nights of Wine and Roses by Japandroids 
(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party) by The Beastie Boys 
I Like Girls That Drink Beer by Toby Keith 
Wild One by Flo Rida feat. Sia 
Good Time by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen 
Midnight City by M83 
Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett, Goon Rock 
Madness by Muse 
We Are Never Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift (Does this mean you're available, Taylor?) 
I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night by Kiss (Absolutely.) 

Movies

Pan's Labyrinth 
The Hangover (We sympathize.) 
Sideways 
Fantasia 
Satyricon 
Dazed and Confused 
Showgirls (Awesome.) 
Animal House 
Manos: The Hands of Fate 

Activities & Interests

Likes

National Forests
Jam sessions
Napa Valley
Burning Man 

Interests

Musicology
Oenology
Dance Studies
Nymphology

Groups

The Intercontinental Brotherhood of Satyrs
Wine Enthusiast 
Nymph Collectors
Party Animals
The Society for Half-Animal Rights
Horse Lovers