- Greek (culture)
- Forest Dweller (attribute)
- Hellish (attribute)
- Troublesome (behaviour)
This was a creature that was similar to a Satyr with a human body with goat legs and horns. However it is said that he was originally a Phrygian Demon that became less hostile when the Greeks invaded his land. Marsayas once found an aulos which is a type of flute that was left on Earth by Athena. He became exceptionally talented with this instrument, so much so that he challenged the god Apollo to a musical contest. The loser was to be at the mercy of the winner. Marsayas lost and as punishment he was flayed alive by Apollo as an example not to challenge the gods. From his blood formed a river that was named after him.
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