In Greek mythology, Silenus was a companion and tutor of Dionysus, typically depicted as a drunk older man sometimes supported by satyrs or carried by a donkey. Silenus’s frequent intoxication is essential to his wisdom, and he is said to possess the power of prophecy, requited by Nietzsche he is known for his proclamation, “That the best thing for a man is not to be born, and if already born, to die as soon as possible”.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.