Biography of Dionysus (Bacchus), the god of wine and ecstasy

Biography of Dionysus (Bacchus), the god of wine and ecstasy


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Dionysus (for the Romans Bacchus), He was the god of wine, drunkenness, ecstasy and delirium, being the son of Zeus Y Semele.

This was struck down by Zeus at show yourself in all your power, something that Semele herself had asked her induced by Hera jealous, Zeus took the embryo and sewed it to his leg, where, after the corresponding time, Dionysus was born.

Educated by the nymphs, made countless trips through Egypt, Syria and Phrygia, being maddened by Zeus.

He regained his reason thanks to Cybele, who in turn initiated him into his cult.

He was traveling in a chariot drawn by panthers and with an entourage of Satyrs, Silenos and Bacchantes (they were not priestesses but they were important to his cult).

He married Ariadna, once it was abandoned by Theseus.

Too descended into hades, from where he rescued his mother, Semele, taking her along with the other gods with the name of Tione.

Dionysus it was for the Greeks the protector of the arts, mainly the theater.


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