noun Classical Mythology.
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Traditionally, Orpheus was first a priest of Dionysus and then a priest of Apollo; he linked the cults within himself.
His killers were women devotees of the old, displaced cult of Dionysus, who tore him apart.
She cheated on her husband Hephaestus with Ares, Hermes, and Dionysus.‘Aphrodite and the Gods of Love’: Museum Exhibit Gets Visitors in the Mood for Valentine's Day|Lizzie Crocker|February 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It may be true that "the great religious movement" connected with Dionysus "spread over Greece apparently in the seventh century."The World of Homer|Andrew Lang
In the chorus sung in honour of Dionysus the ancient Greek drama had its birth.
Rather, perhaps, because he is in no haste to resign his little brother Dionysus to their hands for education.The Near East|Robert Hichens
And these fell mad, as Hesiod states, because they would not receive the rites of Dionysus.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica|Homer and Hesiod
As in the ancient revels of Dionysus, old Nectaire bestrode his ass.The Revolt of the Angels|Anatole France
The Greek name for Bacchus, the Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry.