Caprinid-human hybrids

Goat or Sheep × Human

Satyrs in Art

Mammalian Hybrids

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EUGENE M. MCCARTHY, PHD GENETICS

     
Sheep get like shepherds, and shepherds like sheep, it is said.
—J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings

Artists have been portraying goat-human hybrids for millennia. Here are just a few of the many images:

Funeral of a Satyr Detail from Funeral of a Satyr (Les Obseques, Claude Gillot, ca. 1700–1720)

Satyr and the Traveller Walter Crane’s illustration of the fable of “The Satyr and the Traveller” from Baby’s Own Aesop (London, 1887)

Satyr Hollar Four boys, a young satyr and a goat (Wenceslaus Hollar, 1647, Etching)

Satyr Castiglione Youth Playing a Pipe for a Satyr. Artist:Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Il Grechetto) (Italian, Genoa 1609–1664 Mantua) Brush with colored oil paint

Satyr Demarteau Satyr. Gilles Demarteau (French, Liège 1722–1776 Paris) After François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris) Crayon-manner engraving with red ink.

Satyr Family Satyr Family (Albrecht Dürer, 1505, Engraving).

The god Pan Pan teaching the shepherd Daphnis to play the pipes. Roman copy of Greek original (found at Pompeii, therefore dating to before 79 A.D.).

Faun and nymph
Faun and nymph. Workshop of Peter Paul Rubens.

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