And after them came two sileni in purple cloaks and white fringes to them.
The grape design at the base of the little statue, and the snake supporting the candleholder, both are symbols of the sileni.
Some sileni of the throng sat on benches and hay-trusses by the wall; and one of them recognized her.
The p. xxxiiirevel of Dionysus was introduced by men disguised as sileni, wild woodland beings in raiment of purple and scarlet.
The sileni were there regarded as tutelary genii of the rivers and springs, promoting fertility of the soil.
The sileni mate with them, and Hermes, too, in the privy recesses of delightful grottoes.
And after them there marched five troops of asses, on which rode sileni and Satyri, all wearing crowns.
1710, from Greek Seilenos, foster-father of Bacchus and leader of the satyrs; the name is of unknown origin (Klein compares Thracian zilai "wine").