Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 27 - Satyr

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 27 - Satyr

Welcome to the twenty-seventh issue of my weekly news article!  I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!
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^_^ I'M BACK!  So sorry about the absence, but my computer totally went down, and I had only limited internet, nothing else.  All's well now, so the weekly articles can resume!


This week's creature feature is: Satyr

Thanks to :iconbonnysaintandrew: for suggesting this week's theme! ^_^


NOTE:
Satyr and Fauns are actually two separate creatures, with different temperaments.  However, because they look so similar, it is almost impossible to divide them up for articles.  Thus, they are both included in this article.


From Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyr :

In Greek mythology, satyrs are a troop of male companions of Pan and Dionysus — "satyresses" were a late invention of poets — that roamed the woods and mountains.
The satyrs' chief was Silenus, a minor deity associated with fertility. These characters can be found in the only remaining satyr play Cyclops by Euripedes and the fragments of Sophocles' The Tracking Satyrs (Ichneutae). The groundbreaking tragic playwright Aeschylus is said to have been especially loved for his satyr plays, but none of them have survived.
Attic painted vases depict mature satyrs as being strongly built with flat noses, large pointed ears, long curly hair, and full beards, with wreaths of vine or ivy circling their balding heads.
Satyrs acquired their goat-like aspect through later Roman conflation with Faunus, a carefree Italic nature spirit of similar characteristics and identified with the Greek god Pan. Hence satyrs are most commonly described in Latin literature as having the upper half of a man and the lower half of a goat, with a goat's tail in place of the Greek tradition of horse-tailed satyrs; therefore, satyrs became nearly identical with fauns. Mature satyrs are often depicted in Roman art with goat's horns, while juveniles are often shown with bony nubs on their foreheads.
Satyrs are described as roguish but faint-hearted folk — subversive and dangerous, yet shy and cowardly. As Dionysiac creatures they are lovers of wine and women, and they are ready for every physical pleasure. They roam to the music of pipes (auloi), cymbals, castanets, and bagpipes, and they love to dance with the nymphs (with whom they are obsessed, and whom they often pursue), and have a special form of dance called sikinnis. Because of their love of wine, they are often represented holding wine cups, and they appear often in the decorations on wine cups.



Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order (and more than usual, to help make up for the wait) :


:thumb33018484: Satyr by chriskuhlmann Faun Aiken by yaamas :thumb144144302:
Satyr in the corner by Asheltots Faun from Pan labyrinth by Sandragon satyr by Izabella Faun by mazziucha Turtle Painter by Starlitdragon female satyr by AmandaKathryn
Baldwin, pose 1 by leloi Satyr Dae - Commission by freyals :thumb123226803: Satyr Dreaming by UnionJacked Spring Dance by Deisi satyr in the forrest by schmoedraws
Solia: OC Katie by wondyland :thumb53290382: :thumb151367417: Afternoon of the Faun by TheLadyNerd faun again by LadyKerridwen Little Faun detail by Inchelina
Puck1 by Lamoo :thumb148138163: :thumb139249162: :thumb147282109: Sethios 3 by Glor-fin-del Satyr Study by feliciacano
Satyr by Taerietari Faun by Dr-Benway :thumb148411780: .The Faun. by Kurashi Danios the Satyr by Sharsarannon Faun by BonnySaintANdrew
puck in the park by wetflame Satyr - from API Europe by Evil-Spy Elysium the faun by Ekiokitty Puck by MarkoTheSketchGuy
Satyr Sketch by Taurina Satyr by eugene-bro Satyr-1 by Gibbtall October walking by PinayChicksRock :thumb84025021:
Satyr by MitchFoust Faun make-up 2 by Ungebilde :thumb29459484: :thumb153818044: :thumb91988984: Cruel intentions by ChameleoN136
Frank the Faun by leloi Satyr by SmokedMermaid rpg fauns by kevinvanderven :thumb121292432: Satyr by Hatigatsu
Satyr by DanielaUhlig Haunted Desire by Fenrizulf Puck and Pan by Manamaraya Mr. Tumnus 2 by ys-eye

Mature Content

Faun, Pondering by quickreaver

Faun. by Dualityends Puck on a Midsummer Night by motchi Chloe by trowicia Tumnus -black'n white- by Nikittele Faun by ravenoo Faun by Riviel
:thumb73832856: Satyr Pants 2 by OneBadHat Faun by RyMantys :thumb153751680: FAUN 2 BABY BROWNIE by yaamas Satyr by stakez131290
Nameless Faun by Eudokia Faun by Nalavara zBrush Satyr by art-anti-de Nimnus the Faun by ElmUnderleaf Faun by Ruth-Tay F for Faun by felixxkatt



:bulletpink:NOTICE: I NEED YOUR IDEAS!:bulletpink:
Did you get featured and want to pay it forward?  Do you know of an artist with amazing fantasy art?  Are YOU one? Read on!
I've been having some health issues, and I haven't had as much time as I'd like to work on these articles. So here's the deal: I'm planning on doing a "Reader's Pick" article, with a bunch of fantasy or mythical creatures combined into one feature. The only rules are these: No nudity (just no naughty bits showing), no excessive blood or gore, and they MUST COME FROM A CATEGORY I'VE ALREADY DONE. These should be the ones I've "missed", if you will. All visual media. Just leave a comment on this article with a link to your favorite deviation or deviant, and I'll pick out the ones that really stand out to me to feature! Of course, if I don't have enough, I'll wait until I do.
Also, do you have a favorite fantasy creature that I haven't covered yet? Leave a comment suggesting which ones you would like to see!
:bulletpink:If you suggest a deviation or a topic, and I use it, I will include your icon at the top of the news article that I feature it in!  Think of it as a little free exposure!



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Thank you so much for viewing, and come back next week for a different inhabitant of the Realms of Fantasy and Myth!

:iconladyarah:
~Arah :heart:


Previous Issues:
Week 1 - Unicorns: news.deviantart.com/article/78…
Week 2 - Merfolk: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 3 - Eastern Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 4 - Kitsune: news.deviantart.com/article/80…
Week 5 - Alicorn: news.deviantart.com/article/81…
Week 6 - Gnomes: news.deviantart.com/article/82…
Week 7 - Tanuki: news.deviantart.com/article/83…
Week 8 - Centaurs: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 9 - Special Edition: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 10 - Orcs: news.deviantart.com/article/85…
Week 11 - Dryad: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 12 - Halflings: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 13 - Elves: news.deviantart.com/article/88…
Week 14 - Faeries: news.deviantart.com/article/92…
Week 15 - Vampires: news.deviantart.com/article/93…
Week 16 - Sphinx: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 17 - Griffin: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 18 - Phoenix:  news.deviantart.com/article/95…
Week 19 - Djinn: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 20 - Werewolves: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 21 - Selkie: news.deviantart.com/article/98…
Week 22 - Gargoyles: news.deviantart.com/article/99…
Week 23 - Western Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 24 - Drow: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 25 - Yeti: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 26 - Kirin: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
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Glor-fin-del's avatar
Thank you so much for the feature! I really, really appreciete it and am honoured you picked one of my photos :).