Satyrday ii

Silenoi and Maenads

Detail of two satyrs with Maenads from a Greek vase.

These types of satyrs, with horse ears and tails but otherwise humanoid features, carry the name of Silenoi (sons of Silenos). The horned, goat-legged satyrs carry the name of Panetes (sons of Pan). Satyrs and Maenads acted as the devotees of the god Dionysos (Roman Bacchus).


Satyr Saturday 1

Omnia vincit Amor by Agostino Carracci, 1599.

Omnia vincit Amor (‘Love conquers all’), an engraving (1599) by Agostino Carracci.

Going to try to start some themed posts for certain days of the week – one of my favorite mythical creatures being satyrs, I’ll try to post something satyr-related each Saturday. More literally, it should be Saturn-related, but that’s less fun.