"In Greek mythology, Silenus (/saɪˈliːnəs/; Ancient Greek: Σειληνός Seilēnos) was a companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus. He is typically older than the satyrs of the Dionysian retinue (thiasos), and sometimes considerably older, in which case he may be referred to as a Papposilenus. The plural sileni refers to the mythological figure as a type that is sometimes thought to be differentiated from a satyr by having the attributes of a horse rather than a goat, though usage of the two words is not consistent enough to permit a sharp distinction.[citation needed]" - ( 25.12.2019)

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Kameo mit Silen, 16.-Anfang 17. Jh.Intaglio mit Doppelporträt Faunus und Silen, 1./2. Jh. n. Chr. (Fassung 17. Jh.)Silen mit Bacchusknaben, 16. JahrhundertIntaglio mit Theatermaske eines Silens, 1./2. Jh. n. Chr.
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Was depicted (Actor) Silenus
Was depicted (Actor) Faunus

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