|"Goddess for a Day"|
|Type of Being:||Satyr|
Marsyas was a satyr. He was an expert player on the double-piped reed instrument pipe known as the aulos. He found the instrument on the ground where it had been tossed by its inventor Athena, after the other gods made sport of how her cheeks bulged when she played.
While visiting the temple at the Akropolis in Athens , Marsyas encountered a young woman named Phye. As part of a political ruse, Phye had played the part of Athena. Marsyas, believing the lie, attempted to seduce and then rape Phye. He received an armored knee-cap to the crotch for his troubles.