- the god of fertility, wine, and drama; Bacchus.
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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
February 12, 2012
This festival, in honour of Dionysus, was observed with great splendour.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Much wine is only to be drunk at the festivals of Dionysus, and certainly not on the occasion of a marriage.
Of the greatest gift of Dionysus I hardly like to speak, lest I should be misunderstood.
And that Apollo and the Muses and Dionysus gave us harmony and rhythm?
They could hear the question asked by Dionysus, did she love him?The Symposium
- the Greek god of wine, fruitfulness, and vegetation, worshipped in orgiastic rites. He was also known as the bestower of ecstasy and god of the drama, and identified with Bacchus
The Greek name for Bacchus, the Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry.
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