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English: Satyrs (from Greek Σάτυρος / satyros, Latin satyrus) in Greek mythology are half-man half-beast nature spirits that haunted the woods and mountains, companions of Pan and Dionysus. Although they are not mentioned in Homer, in a fragment of Hesiod they are called brothers of the mountain nymphs and Kuretes, and an idle and worthless race. They are strongly connected with the cult of Dionysus. Satyrs are male followers; the female followers of Dionysus are Maenads
Français : Le satyre est une créature de la mythologie grecque représentant la force vitale de la nature. Il est le compagnon de Dionysos, dont il porte souvent les attributs, ou encore de Pan.
Satyr on a Roman mosaic in Villa del Casale