List of satyrs in popular culture
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Satyrs often make appearances in modern popular culture.
Books and stories
- The serviceman who works for Pan (god) in Stephen King's short story "The Lawnmower Man" is a satyr in disguise.
- The Satyr is an oft-made reference to the Dionysian in Friedrich Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy.
- Gnostic satyrs of both genders appear in Umberto Eco's Baudolino.
- Mr Tumnus is a faun and main character in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as well as appearing in two other books in the Chronicles of Narnia series, by C. S. Lewis. Satyrs appear occasionally throughout the series.
- Grover Underwood in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians book series is a satyr.
- Gleeson Hedge in The Lost Hero is a satyr.
- In the young adult series, Fablehaven, satyrs are one of the many creatures found within the preserve, and several of them (Newel, Doren and Vern) play a significant role.
- Satyr is one of many species of mutated creatures found on Earth in Roger Zelazny's 1966 Hugo award winning novel This Immortal.
- In Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Shepherdess and the Sweep" (1845), a bearded and horned satyr carved into the mahogany door of a curio cabinet is known as "Major-general-field-sergeant-commander Billy goat's legs" and threatens a porcelain shepherdess on a nearby table top with taking her for his wife. The shepherdess shudders in horror and flees the house with her lover, a porcelain chimney sweep with a princely face "as fair and rosy as a girl's".
- In Brian Keene's Dark Hollow (previously published as The Rutting Season) a satyr is summoned by a Pennsylvanian witch practicing black Pow-wow (folk magic) and uses its Pan Pipes to hypnotise and abduct women in order to procreate with them.
- In Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn, the Satyr is one of the Creatures of the Night, Brought to Light in Mommy Fortuna's Midnight Carnival.
- Erotic romance author Elizabeth Amber's Lords of Satyr series follows satyr heroes—men who sprout second penises and fur upon the full moon.
- Greg Tragos, a main character in Skin Deep, is a goat Satyr. There are also horse satyrs and fauns shown throughout the rest of the comic.
- In several Marvel Family stories Satyrs appear as villains. (See List of Captain Marvel (DC Comics) enemies.)
Film and television
- The Pastoral Symphony section of Disney's Fantasia features baby satyrs, sometimes called Fauns.
- In Guillermo del Toro's 2006 film Pan's Labyrinth, a young girl encounters a faun at the entrance to a magical kingdom. He gives her three challenges to determine if she is the long-lost princess of the Underworld.
- In Disney's 1997 film Hercules, the character Phil is an amalgamation of the hero Philoctetes and the stereotypical satyr; his circumstances are those of the classical Philoctetes, but he looks like a satyr and exhibits satyr-like desires for wine and women.
- In Ridley Scott's Legend, the villain Darkness bears many similarities to a satyr (both in appearance and in nature). Scott said that he wanted Darkness to be "very sexual", so wanted him to be a satyr.
- In 1981 film Clash of the Titans, Zeus transforms Calibos into a satyr-like creature who is subsequently shunned and forced to live as an outcast in the swamps and marshes.
- Satyr is also the title of an award winning adult film starring Jenna Jameson.
- In Manos: The Hands of Fate, one of the characters, Torgo, was intended to be a satyr.
- In the 2008 Disney film Bedtime Stories the character Mickey (Russell Brand) is seen in one of Skeeter Bronson's (Adam Sandler) stories as a Satyr–Faun.
- In the adverts for O2 the actor Jim Howick plays a Satyr–Faun.
- Satyrs appear as the main antagonists in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV series) episode "The Satyr".
- Satyrs appear in the second episode of Atlantis, "A Girl By Any Other Name". Unlike their mythical counterparts, they look like large monkeys and serve the Maenads.
- In the computer game series Warcraft, Satyrs appear as a race of Demonic creatures, as corrupted Night Elves.
- In the video game God of War, the satyr is an enemy found towards the end of the game. They are depicted as extremely skilled fighters and are some of the toughest enemies found.
- The video game Gladius has Satyrs available as playable characters.
- In the game Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, the centaur Motaro, along with his entire race, have been cursed. In the game, the centaurs are said to have been turned into minotaurs; however, they resemble satyrs.
- The original Doom video game and its sequel Doom II: Hell on Earth both feature two demonic creatures named Hell Knight and Baron of Hell as enemies. Both are muscle-coloured satyrs whose hands, clad in green ectoplasmic energy, can shoot green comet-like energy balls at distance and rip enemies open at close range.
- The Diablo video game series depicts several clans of satyrs (under the "generic" name of Goatmen) as enemies serving Diablo and his minions.
- In the PC game Titan Quest, Satyrs are a common enemy appearing in many different variations, and are the staple "trash mob" of the game's first act.
- In the PC game RIFT, Satyrs are a damaging pet of the Druid, a soul of the Cleric calling.
- The Christian antagonist, Satan, is often depicted as a satyr, the link being pagan religions and the sinful pleasures that satyrs enjoy.
- Set mover in Mukwonago High School's production of Dracula.
- The Satyr is the name of a satirical newspaper written by students of Manchester University.
- Satyr is the name of the union of the four revues at the faculty of science of the university of Copenhagen.
- Satyr is the pseudonym of Sigurd Wongraven, one of the founding members of black metal band Satyricon.