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03:47:37 AM May 16th 2015
I think someone should mention that the reason satyrs are more likely to be male (and, from a purely mythological standpoint, should be exclusively male) is because their female equivalent are nymphs rather than female satyrs, which either makes them an instance of Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism or two One Gender Races, depending on how you choose to look at it.

I think someone should mention that, but I thought I'd get a second opinion as to whether its necessary before making the change myself.
04:36:54 AM Dec 14th 2011
edited by DoktorvonEurotrash
I removed this bit from the Theatre entry:

"(hence satire, from satyr)"

"Satire" actually comes from Latin satura (also spelled satira), originally the name of a hodgepodge-like dish, which came to also be used for a "medley" play, and later for the satirical genre as a whole. It's not related to Greek satyros (though later authors sometimes assumed that there was a connection). The Greek satyr play wasn't particularly satirical; the comedy in it was more about raunchiness and slapstick. So there's no actual linguistic connection between "satire" and "satyr".
04:56:29 PM Oct 23rd 2010
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