Friday, August 30, 2013

SATYR


 
SATYR 
"In an instant every moving entity was electrified; and forming at once into a ceremonial procession, the nightmare horde slithered away in quest of the sound—goat, satyr, and aegipan, incubus, succuba, and lemur, twisted toad and shapeless elemental, dog-faced howler and silent strutter in darkness—all led by the abominable naked phosphorescent thing that had squatted on the carved golden throne, and that now strode insolently bearing in its arms the glassy-eyed corpse of the corpulent old man."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Horror At Red Hook
 
"Satyrs are hybrid humanoid creatures in the classical mythology of Greece that were equated with the fauns of Roman mythology. There are several descriptions of them through the various time periods. Originally, they were depicted as a human male with the legs of a goat and small horns on the head."

"The satyrs during the latest periods are the ones with the most familiar image, with human faces, pointed ears and horns but with hairy male bodies above the body and the legs of a goat below."
Carol Rose, Giants, Monsters and Dragons

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