Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Silenus, in classical mythology, was a demigod, the son of Hermes or Pan by some nymph. The youthful Bacchus was committed to his charge. He accompanied him to India, and is generally depicted as . fat and drunken old man riding on an ass and surrounded by a riotous crew of fauns and bacchantes, He received most veneration in Elis and Arcadia.