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Though the ancient Greeks thought of all satyrs as male, later artists started depicting satyresses (female satyrs), too. These ladies were highly welcome in the satyr community to say the least. (Source.)

Satyr plays were bawdy comedies that always starred a cast full of drunken satyrs. These funny plays were performed after each trilogy of tragedies during the City Dionysia, the annual Athenian theatre festival. (Source.)

Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a Satyr? In the world of Dungeons and Dragons role playing games you can try it out.

Although you usually see satyrs depicted as being part goat these days, ancient Greeks thought of them as part horse. The half-goat creatures were called the Panes, because they looked just like the god, Pan.

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