A satyr is a creature from Greek mythology. They are usually depicted with the upper half of a human and the legs of a goat, and horns on their heads. Satyrs were usually companions of Dionysus and Pan. They are often shown in art chasing after nymphs and were associated with nature and fertility. Sometimes satyrs were figured as the leader of drunks and pageantry.
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Satyr on a mountain goat, drinking with women, in a Gandhara relief of 2nd–4th century CE.
Fight between Satyr and a nymph, Naples National Archaeological Museum.
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- Media related to Satyr at Wikimedia Commons