Remember when I was bitching about Priapus having only 5 epithets on theoi.com? Well, Silenus has got one (1).
This is honestly even more surprising since Silenus does have a known hymn, at least from the Orphic side. Taking this into account, I made up a few epithets for him, some are inspired by the hymn, while others have just been chosen by logical association.
Disclaimer like last time: the new list is my new list of epithets. It doesn’t mean you can’t use them, it just means that those are not historical.
- Πυρριχος, Pyrrhikhos “Contorted Dance” (the one on theoi.com)
- Σάτυρος, Satyros “satyr”, can also mean “lewd”
“Newish” aka inspired from the OH:
- τροφεύς, Tropheus, “Foster-father” [of Dionysus]
- κωμαστής, Komastes, “Reveller”
- ληναῖος, Lenaios “of the wine press”’
- φιλοπότης, Philopotes “lover of drinking/fond of wine”
- οἰνεραστής, Oinerastes “lover of wine”
- γλευκοπότης, Gleukopotes, “drinker of new wine”
- κάτοινος, Katoinos “drunken with wine”
- οἰναγωγός, Oinagogos “carrying wine”
- οἰνόληπτος, Oinoleptos “possessed with wine”
- οἰνοβρεχής, Oinobreches “wine-soaked” “drunken”
- οἰνοφερής, Oinopheres “inclined to wine”
- οἰνοποτήρ, Oinopoter “wine-drinker”
- οἰνοχαρής, Oinokhares “merry with wine”
- ὕποινος, Upoinos “under the influence of wine”
- βαλλισμός, Ballismos “jumping about, dancing”
- φιλόκωμος, Philokomos “fond of feasting and dancing”
- χορομανής, Khoromanes “mad from dancing”
- χοροπαίκτης, Khoropaiktes “dancing merrily”