So excellent a king; that was, to this,
Hyperion to a satyr; so loving to my mother
That he might not beteem the winds of heaven
Visit her face too roughly.

– William Shakespeare

Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2. Hamlet says that the his father was a far superior king to his uncle. He was so caring and loving towards his mother that he kept the wind from blowing too roughly on her face. Using metaphor and allusion, he compares old Hamlet to the Greek god of light Hyperion and Claudius to a satyr, a woodland horse-like creature that engaged in debauchery and revelry.