Sunday, May 25, 2008


In Greek mythology, Marsyas was a devotee of Rhea/Cybele. He was a Satyr, a animal-man/shaman figure, usually shown drinking, dancing, playing tambourines and flutes (the instruments of the Bacchic orgy) and sporting with Nymphai.

In some stories, Marsyas challenges Apollo to dueling-banjos, in some, it is Apollo who challenges Marsyas.