Saturday, April 21, 2012

Satyr

Satyrs have the upper body of a human and the lower body of a goat.  Not to be confused with the Faun.  Most people believe that they are the same when in fact, they are not.  It is mostly how they came to be that makes them different but there are many facts that make them different.   For instance, while a faun is born with horns, the Satyr must earn them.
Fauns are known to be gentle, beautiful (or handsome) creatures where as the satyr is known to be clumsy and hideous.

For reference,  Clover from the Percy Jackson series is a Satyr.  Mr. Tumnus from The Chronicles of Narnia is a faun. (Clover may not be the best reference as of he is not particularly hideous.)

24 comments:

  1. I love that these are short and easy to read. I just found your blog through the A to Z and was able to read all your posts and get caught up.

    Just swinging through from A to Z. Good luck on the rest of the challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I always wondered what the difference between Satyrs and Fauns were.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's definitely something that can be confusing. Most creatures are pretty easy to tell what they are. These two are so similar!

      Delete
  3. I don't think I knew the difference. Both are interesting characters in literature.

    Play off the Page

    ReplyDelete
  4. Interesting, I didn't know this. My lack of knowledge in that area is probably due to me not reading much fiction. I heard of Fauns before, just not Satyr. I suppose if they are hideous, then someone could use that term as an insult, in real life?! I'd be surprised if anyone did do this, lol, but still wonder if it would make sense nonetheless.

    ~Nicole
    Blog: The Madlab Post
    *Rockin' the A to Z Challenge!*
    @MadlabPost on Twitter

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well if the person you are insulting knows that fact about them then yes, you could use it as an insult. If not, you still could. They just wouldn't get it. :)

      Delete
  5. Interesting posts. I just found you on A to Z and had to catch up on them. Good luck.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Excellent post! I learned something new!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Cool! I didn't know they were different. (Love Mr. Tumnus, btw.)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very interesting. I had no idea and thought that fauns and satyrs were one in the same. Thanks for sharing this. Hope you are having a great challenge so far.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I have had the most wonderful challenge! Even if I have gotten super far behind on comments.

      Delete
  9. Thanks for explaining some of the differences between the two.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love Grover, but I agree that he does make them seem rather cuddly and desirable in the book and movie. Stopping by from a-z!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah. I wish I had a better example. Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  11. I LOVE MR TUMNUS!!! In fact I read the whole Narnia series over and over when I was a child. Thanks for reminding me - funnily enough I found the series the other day behind some other books, i think I'll dip in again!

    If you feel like dropping by, (of course as co-host you may already have looked already) I'm leaving you my A-Z link as blogger always identifies me as my shared blog with other authors - my A-Z is this one: http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by! I love Mr. Tumnus. He was always my favorite.

      I've already stopped by a couple times and I'm now following your blog! Thank you!

      Delete
  12. I had no idea there was a difference. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete