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From the Latin root monstrum, a divine messenger of catastrophe, then adapted by the Old French to mean an animal of myriad origins: centaur, griffin, satyr.
Something about the carvings was familiar — there was a drunken Dionysus leaning on a satyr, carved lion heads and depictions of Hercules and Ariadne merrymaking at a party.
Despite his sometimes portentous tones, Moss’s alter egos are gritty or playful: circus clowns, a satyr, a centaur.
Unfortunately for the Saint Francis satyr, beavers have mostly disappeared from its native range in North Carolina.
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Satyrs, the minor forest gods of Greek mythology, had the face, torso, and arms of a man, the ears and tail of a goat, and two goatlike legs. Fond of the pleasures associated with Dionysus (or Bacchus), the god of wine, they were full of playful and sometimes violent energies, and spent much of their time chasing the beautiful nature spirits known as nymphs. Satyrs show up over and over in ancient art. The Greek god Pan, with his reed pipes and mischievous delight in life, had the appearance and character of a satyr but greater powers. Notice how satyr is pronounced; it's quite different from satire.
Origin and Etymology of satyr
Middle English, from Latin satyrus, from Greek satyros
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of satyr for English Language Learners
: one of the forest gods in Greek mythology who have faces and bodies like men and ears, legs, and tails like goats
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