Faun vs. Satyr

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Main Difference

The main difference between Faun and Satyr is that the Faun is a mythological half human–half goat and Satyr is a goat-like male companions of Pan and Dionysus, in Greek mythology.

  • Faun (noun)

    A woodland creature with pointed ears, legs, and short horns of a goat and a fondness for unrestrained revelry.

  • Satyr (noun)

    A male companion of Pan or Dionysus with the tail of a goat and a perpetual erection.

  • Satyr (noun)

    A faun.

  • Satyr (noun)

    A lecherous man.

  • Satyr (noun)

    Any of various butterflies of the nymphalid subfamily Satyrinae, having brown wings marked with eyelike spots; a meadow brown.

  • Satyr (noun)

    The orangutan.

  • Faun (noun)

    A god of fields and shipherds, diddering little from the satyr. The fauns are usually represented as half goat and half man.

  • Satyr (noun)

    A sylvan deity or demigod, represented as part man and part goat, and characterized by riotous merriment and lasciviousness.

  • Satyr (noun)

    Any one of many species of butterflies belonging to the family Nymphalidæ. Their colors are commonly brown and gray, often with ocelli on the wings. Called also meadow browns.

Webster Dictionary
  • Faun (noun)

    ancient Italian deity in human shape, with horns, pointed ears and a goat's tail; equivalent to Greek satyr

  • Satyr (noun)

    man with strong sexual desires

  • Satyr (noun)

    one of a class of woodland deities; attendant on Bacchus; identified with Roman fauns

Princeton's WordNet

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