Greek - A satyr famous as a flute-player. A Phrygian demi-god. Son of Hyagnis, some say. He challenged Apollo to a musiccontest playing his double-flute or oboe which Athena had made but abandoned while Apollo played his lyre. Apollo was adjudged to have won and flayed Marsyas alive. Midas was one of the judges at this contest and, because he cast his vote in favour of Marsyas, Apollo gave him the ears of an ass. Occasionally identified as Marsyas.

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