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Pan, fauns, and satyrs; bipedal goat/human beings; traditional symbols of wine, sex, nature, and music, especially pipes and flutes. The ancestors of the Christian picture of devils, due to the cult of Pan, which sent them into a panic. No really, that's where the word comes from...

Dream-fauns aren't all Classical, though. At least half these dreams feature female fauns, not males; and both sexes seem taller and more graceful than "goat-legs" suggests (close to 2m (7') in a couple of dreams); often they sport longer tails for better balance up on those stiltlike legs, too. All in all, dream-fauns seem to be a biological what-if experiment: could digitigrade legs (where the anatomical equivalent of the heel never touches down) support a bipedal creature, or is it too wobbly, is a plantigrade foot (human, heel-down) necessary? Of course dreams of such creatures may have other meanings, but many of mine do play with this idea of balance, of reaching higher precisely because one has an animal foundation!

Still, taken as a group, there's a basic sexiness and lack of inhibition that the ancient Mediterranean people would have recognized as, uh, pardon the adjective, satyrical.

RELATED TOPICS: gods and goddesses - animal people - sexy creatures - local spirits (dryads, water-spirits, etc) - deer people - unicorn dreams - See also the full INDEX OF SUBJECTS.

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AMBIVALENT? NO! (YES!): by Wayan; 1990. Digital panorama of dreamselves spanning a lifetime.
A chronological orgy of my self-images from childhood on: horses, geeks, girls, satyrs, boys, monsters...
CAUTION: SEX
ANSWERING JUNG: by Wayan; 2005/7/5, a dream parodying one of Jung's key dreams
After reading Jung's dreams, I have a counter-Jungian dream. So different from his! And mine has some pointed advice...
CAUTION: NUDE STATUES
CAMERA STRIKE: by Wayan, 1996/10/19, a dream within a dream with a point.
I'm a lemur-girl in an emotional maze. But I wake to find I'm really a satyr cartoonist. Yet we have much in common...
CAUTION: PHALLIC SATYRE
A CENTAUR SPLITS: by Wayan; 1988/1/12, a Gestalt dream.
A centaur divorces, into a unicorn and an unfinished faun-girl, who argue "Forward!" "Not ready!"...
CAUTION: TRANSPARENT BREASTS
FAUNS: by Wayan; 110K, 5 pencil sketches of dream characters, 1994.
A group of coolly shameless fauns started teaching me outrageousness in my dreams...
CAUTION: FAUNS LACK INCEST TABOOS
FOUR-ARMED SINGER: by Wayan; 1996/5/16; a dream of baring your soul .
In our mutant future, a lovely horse-tailed four-armed girl sings her heart out--as clubgoers ignore her...
CAUTION: NUDE CABARET
THE NESS MAN, or, HOW TO HEAL: by Wayan; 1994/4/13, a mytho-musical dream.
Mythic creatures round a woodland pool want to heal a businessman. Do too many cooks spoil the soup?
RING OF WHITE WATER: by Wayan; 1983/1/30, an epic astral dream.
I'm a raft guide on a circular river that may just be reincarnation. One of my tour group jumps ship: she's scared of the white water of rocky relationships ahead...
CAUTION: METAPHYSICS, SEX, WEAK SOULS...
SATYR: by Wayan; 1999/4/1, a frustrating wish-fulfillment dream (yes, both).
I'm a faun, the oracle for a Greek village. But my predecessor set up rituals I want to change...
CAUTION: SEX, PAGANISM, SELF-SATYRE
SAVANNAD: by Wayan; 1998; digital portrait of recurring dream figure.
A sexy meadow-spirit of my California drygrass hills...
CAUTION: NUDITY
STILL DWARFED: by Wayan; 1991? Digital portrait of dream-selves, body-images.
When I start feeling worthless, I paint myself. But which me?
CAUTION: NUDITY, PAGANISM
TEMENOS: by Wayan; 1997/6/17, a psychic dream.
I'm at a Robert Bly camp for men only. But I'm no man--not even human--some faun or satyr-like species...
CAUTION: A TEMENOS IS A SACRED PHALLIC IMAGE
TWO PLANES: by Wayan, 1994/9/6, a multistaged psychic dream.
An assassination plot using two planes triggers an invasion of our kingdom. I'd rather be playing Frisbee...
UNICORN ORGY: by Wayan; 400K total, 20 illus., 1997-2004; sculpture, 1'x2'x2'.
A sculpted orgy of unicorns, dryads, and werewolf-satyrs designed to stand sideways on your wall...
CAUTION: SEX
WARIA: by Wayan; 640 x 450, 1989, digital image based on a 1987/3/23 dream.
My life was a sex disaster. I made myself ugly and sick. But then one night I dreamed I found a healer...
WARNING: NUDITY
WE MEET IN DREAMS: by Katie Hofgard; 100K, 2005?, a dream-portrait
I only meet my wolf-soulmate in recurrent dreams...
CAUTION: SEXY CREATURES
A WRITER'S MUSE: by Wayan, 1996/12/7, a dreamfable on creativity.
A writer's found in his office mating with an ash-covered creature! But could she be his muse?
CAUTION: NUDITY OR NOT? SEX OR NOT? NO ONE QUITE KNOWS...


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