What was the Greek god Priapus known for?

Priapus, a Greek god of animal and plant fertility, was known for his enormous phallus.

He was usually described as the son of Dionysus and Aphrodite, though sometimes his mother was said to have been a local nymph.

To sophisticated city-dwellers, Priapus often became the subject of racy humor, but rural people adopted him as the god of gardens; some even used his statue as a scarecrow.