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Marsyas

Marsyas (mär´sēəs), in Greek mythology, Phrygian satyr. He found the flute that Athena had invented but had thrown away. He became so skillful with the instrument that he challenged the lyre-playing Apollo to a contest. Apollo accepted on the condition that the victor might do as he would with the vanquished. The Muses, acting as judges, awarded the contest to Apollo. Apollo promptly flayed Marsyas for his presumption. The river Marsyas sprang from his blood or from the tears of his mourners. Among the many statues depicting this event is the Flaying of Marsyas, in the Villa Albani, Rome.

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Marsyas

Marsyas in Greek mythology, a satyr who challenged Apollo to a contest in flute playing and was flayed alive when he lost; the river Marsyas in Asia Minor is said to have sprung either from his blood, or from the tears of his mourners. The episode is the subject of one of Titian's best-known paintings, The Flaying of Marsyas (c.1570–6).

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