Dionysus

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Di·o·ny·sus

 (dī′ə-nī′səs, -nē′-)
n. Greek & Roman Mythology
The god of wine and of an orgiastic religion celebrating the power and fertility of nature. Also called Bacchus.

[Latin Dionȳsus, from Greek Dionūsos.]

Dionysus

(ˌdaɪəˈnaɪsəs) or

Dionysos

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) 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

Di•o•ny•sus

or Di•o•ny•sos

(ˌdaɪ əˈnaɪ səs)

n.
an ancient Greek and Roman fertility god, associated esp. with the vine and wine.
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Se llega al recinto sagrado de Eleusis, y, en el Telesterion, se produce la epopteia o contemplacion del secreto: el fuego, una gran luz y, presumiblemente, Persefone, que regresa de abajo, y de la que se proclama que ha dado a luz un Nino (es el Liknites "que esta en la cesta-cuna-tumba" o el Pyripais "nino nacido del fuego" -Kerenyi 2004: 114 ss; Daraki 2005: 276-).
Ultimately, the god went down to Hades to resurrect his mother, Semele, now called Thyone--the leader of the Thyiades, the maenadic nurses who wake Dionysus Liknites in his cradle.