Saturday, May 26, 2012

Satyrday: Female Fauns

Technically speaking, there were no such thing as female fauns or satyrs in classical Graeco-Roman mythology; the goat-men mated with nymphs and sometimes human women. Since the Renaissance times, though, the "fauness" has appeared as an image of female sexuality, either as a temptation or as the symbol of a simple, natural state.

1 comment:

AlanDP said...

This brings to my mind a myriad of questions, and none of them are appropriate.