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What is the difference between Faun and Satyr?

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Anika Nicole

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Answered Nov 09, 2020

Satyrs are creatures best known in Greek mythology, while fauns are best known in Roman mythology. Both fauns and satyrs have a human being torso, a goat’s body, and horns. In the beginning, a faun had human feet. A faun is said to have a significant sexual appetite. On the other hand, Romans had gods who had fauns like bodies named Bona Dea and Rasmus. The Romans believed that a satyr created fear in the hearts of mankind.

A faun is known to advise human beings. Another distinction between a faun and a satyr is the horns. The faun possesses a natural horn, while a satyr must earn the horns. When compared to satyrs, fauns are extremely good looking, pure, and gentle. On the other hand, the satyrs are rather ugly, as they have little eyes, a flat face, an enormous mouth, and a hairy body.

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Jori

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Answered Nov 03, 2020

Faun and Satyr are both mythological creatures, and they are often considered to be the same. If the two are the same, then this mythical creature is known as a faun in Roman and a satyr in Greek. You can also differentiate between a faun and a satyr by comparing the numbers of natural horns on their head. In this regard, each satyr has two horns, whereas each faun has one natural horn. The habitat of fauns is forest. In contrast, satyrs are known as the followers of a wine god known as Bacchus. According to Romans, they believed fauns are notorious for causing fear in human beings whenever they are passing through remote places, or forest. The Greeks believed that satyrs have more sex drive than fauns. It is said that fauns are innocent and look more attractive compared to satyrs. Due to their nature, satyrs are considered mischievous.
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Samantha Stewart

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Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered Oct 21, 2020

Fauns and Satyrs are some creatures that are said to be fictional, although there are some people who believe that they exist. Fauns are half man and half goat, while satyrs are known to be dwarves that look a bit different because they are hairy and ugly. The ears and the tails of the satyr are said to be similar to horses. There is some confusion, though, with people’s belief regarding how the satyr and the fauns look like. Some say that the first satyrs come with human legs instead of goat legs. It will entirely depend on how people usually depict them. Take note that a satyr is known to be Greek, while the faun is known to be Roman.
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