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    Jun 5, 2008, 03:05 PM
    What do you call a half man and half goat in mythological times?
    Please help not sure what it is called.
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    Jun 5, 2008, 03:08 PM
    A Satyr, I believe is the name you are looking for?
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    Jun 6, 2008, 02:35 PM
    A Faun.
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    Jun 6, 2008, 02:51 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by progunr
    A Satyr, I believe is the name you are looking for?
    Thanks you so much That is what I thought it was
    There is another meaning
    For the word Satyr.
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    Sep 7, 2008, 08:15 PM
    Yes I believe the name you are looking for is Satyr or Centaur those were Creatures that were half animal and half human, also they had a hugh Sexual appatite and was known to Rape Women.
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    Sep 23, 2008, 08:50 PM

    I loved the Faun in the movie "Pan's Labyrinth." That movie was so true to life...
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    Sep 23, 2008, 09:06 PM

    But why is it always the head and top 1/2 that is the man, why not the other way around sometimes
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    Sep 23, 2008, 09:39 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Fr_Chuck View Post
    but why is it always the head and top 1/2 that is the man, why not the other way around sometimes
    Oh, not always, not always.

    Here's one:
    Top half = jackass
    Bottom half = human

    I believe this apparition is named Bush :D
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    Sep 23, 2008, 09:51 PM

    Satyrs spring from Greek mythology.
    In their Grecian form, they had nothing to do with goats.
    In fact, the Greeks portrayed them with a horse's tail :)
    (Additionally, in Grecian art, the adult ones had beards and the senior citizens were bald and obese.)

    It's the Romans who made them 'goat-like', as a point of similarity with Faunus, their own version of a perennially horny man-goat.

    Strangely enough, although Latin mythology gives Satyrs the upper half of a man and the lower half of a goat, Roman artists planted goat's horns on the older satyrs' heads.

    I guess that makes older satyrs 'goat-horned horny man-goats'.

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