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”.