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Notebook, 1993-

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Asclepios - Atlas - Boreas - Charites - Cybele - Dryads - Eos - Erinyes - Eros - Gaea - Gigantes - Gorgons - Hades - Harpies - Hebe - Helios - Hermaphroditus - Hestia - Horae - Iris - Kronos - Maenads - Moirai - Muses - Naiads - Nereids - Nereus - Nymphs - Oceanides - Oceanos - Pan - Persephone - Priapus - Prometheus - Rhea - Satyrs - Seilenoi - Seilenos - Selene - Themis - Thetis - Triton - Zephyros

Satyrs

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In the beginning these were entirely different from the Seilinoi, but subsequently were identified with them. The Satyrs originated in the Peloponnese, especially in Arcadia. They possessed long horns, a tail, and hooked nails, and resembled goats. They also possessed the lust of a goat. The peasants believed them to be daemons dwelling in the forests and on mountains. They were fond of music, wine and women, and danced with the nymphs or pursued them to satiate their lust. They instilled fear in people by their appearance. They were related to the Maenads, essential members of the Dionysiac Thiasos [troupes]. Later, during the Dionysian festivals, the actors who took part in the festivity dressed as Satyrs danced in honour of the deities. [p. 54]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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