When we moved into our house, I found this two-inch metal figurine in the matchholder of our fireplace (pardon the poor quality of the picture). Part Pan, part monkeyman, with more than one allusion to the devil (note the hooves and broom which suggests a trident), it has become the most beloved of the creepy objects I possess (but I'll show you a piece of jewelry later that is a close second).
Was this part of some child's toy from a far less uptight era (what with its sharpness, guaranteed lead content, and swallowability)? Was it a talisman of some kind? Did the previous owner bring it, find it? This needs a story! Sounds like a job for Bev or Eva (no pressure, ladies).