Satyrane is a wandering noble knight who helps Una out of a forest when she is separated from the Redcross Knight. He fights Sansloy in Book I before later reappearing in Book III to help save the fair maiden Florimell from a fearsome hyena-like beast. His name, which is similar to “satyr” (a half-man half-goat), suggests his close association with nature and the forest.
Sir Satyrane Quotes in The Faerie Queene
The The Faerie Queene quotes below are all either spoken by Sir Satyrane or refer to Sir Satyrane. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
Book III: Canto VIII Quotes
Now when the Beast, which by her wicked art
Late forth she sent, she backe returning spyde,
Tyde with her broken girdle, it a part
Of her rich spoyles, whom he had earst destroyd,
She weend, and woundrous gladnesse to her hart applyde.
Sir Satyrane Character Timeline in The Faerie Queene
The timeline below shows where the character Sir Satyrane appears in The Faerie Queene. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book I: Canto VI
Book I: Canto VII
Book III: Canto VII
...her boat, but it stands on the shore watching. While the monster is there, Sir Satyrane happens to come wandering by on his own adventure. Seeing Florimell’s situation, he begins attacking... (full context)
Book III: Canto VIII
...regrets that it’s time to turn away from Florimell back to the adventures of Sir Satyrane. Having recently finished talking with the Squire of Dames, he sees a knight riding towards... (full context)
Book III: Canto IX
...bad courtesy. When the knights make it inside and start taking off their armor, Sir Satyrane and Paridell realize that the stranger knight is a woman with blond hair—Britomart. They are... (full context)
Book III: Canto X
Book III: Canto XI
...praises instead the chaste love of Britomart. Shortly after leaving Malbecco’s castle, she and Sir Satyrane start chasing Ollyphant (the even more greedy and lusty brother of the evil giantess Argante). (full context)
Book IV: Canto IV
Book IV: Canto V
...and start arguing, their anger fueled in part by Ate. Wishing to avoid more violence, Satyrane suggests placing Florimell (really false Florimell) in the center of all of them and letting... (full context)