(Σιληνός/Silēnós, Σειληνός/Seilēnós; Doric Σιλανός/Silanós; Lat. Silenus, Silanus).
I. Mythology Creature from Dionysus' entourage
Among the collectively acting silens or satyrs, one silen/Silen(us) stands out as a single figure whose origin remains unclear (perhaps comparable: Chiron among the centaurs; Pan in contrast to the various Pans). This figure was fleshed out in mythical stories and satyr plays.
The 'Midas-silen' expresses a pe…