Satyrs are a Heroic Age Myth Unit in Age of Mythology. This unit can only be summoned if the user worships the minor god Hyperion. The Satyr throws spears and and its special attack is that it throws several spears in one throw. They can be upgraded to throw even more spears. Satyrs are generally used as support units. This is because they are not specialized in any way. They are effective at dealing out damage to any opponent. However they are somewhat fragile for a Myth Unit and will not last long in direct combat. As such they should be used behind the front lines. While the main force engages an opponent Satyrs can attack from a safe distance, dealing damage to enemy units so they will be easier to kill for frontline units.
In Greek Mythology Satyrs were creatures that were half man and half goat and had an uncontrollable urge to rape women. One such example was with Eurydice, wife of Orpheus. As Eurydice was harvesting fruit a satyr lunged at her. She ran until she was cornered by the beast and fell into a den of venomous snakes. Satyrs were also known to be followers of Dionysus, god of Wine and the goat legged demigod Pan, god of the forest. The myth of King Midas also regards Satyrs as excellent musicians, however when Midas voted on the Satyr in a competition between it and Apollo, the creature lost and was skinned from a tree.