Who Were The Green Children of Woolpit And Where Did They Come From?

‘Of Satyrs Kinde’

12. ‘Of Satyrs Kinde’

Centuries later, William Camden, the author of Britannia, said in his book that the account of The Green Children was a “pretty tale” and tied the children to being “Of Satyrs kinde” originating from the Antipodes.

Satyrs have long been recognized as the horse-man hybrid of Greek Mythology and the goat-man hybrid of Roman Mythology, but the word also would have described an undomesticated man; making the green children seem like they were ‘wild children’.

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