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.]
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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
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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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Noun1.Dionysus - (Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and dramaDionysus - (Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama; the Greek name of Bacchus
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Dionysus

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References in classic literature ?
The Hymns to "Pan" (xix), to "Dionysus" (xxvi), to "Hestia and Hermes" (xxix), seem to have been designed for use at definite religious festivals, apart from recitations.
First, apparently, in the collection stood the "Hymn to Dionysus", of which only two fragments now survive.
The "Hymn to Dionysus" relates how the god was seized by pirates and how with many manifestations of power he avenged himself on them by turning them into dolphins.
Far greater, we think, than the charm of poems strictly classic in interest, such as the "Praise of Dionysus," exquisite as that is, is the charm of those pieces in which, so to speak, he transforms, by a kind of colour-change, classic forms and associations into those--say!
He showed him the theatre of Dionysus and explained in what order the people sat, and how beyond they could see the blue Aegean.
In the deep-embosomed glades Of the Eleusinian Queen Haunt of revelers, men and maids, Dionysus, thou art seen.
`If they do not bring us peace, we will give them war; if they do not bring life, we will give them death.' And he renewed the flame of his lance with a gesture which made one think of Dionysus of Crete.* But I, being only a little child, was terrified by this undaunted courage, which appeared to me both ferocious and senseless, and I recoiled with horror from the idea of the frightful death amidst fire and flames which probably awaited us.
Anastasiadou was also given a guided tour of the Mosaic Conservation Laboratory and of Dionysus House in the Paphos Archaeological area.
The seven members performed 'Dionysus,' 'Not Today,' 'Interlude: Wings,' solo tracks and the Japanese version of 'Boy With Luv,' released July 3.
The Museum embraces masterpieces of stone mosaics such as "Dionysus Bacchus" and other mosaics that depict gods, nymphs and other topics using animal and plant decorations.
On February 9 and 10, the Isenhower team will release a much-anticipated 20th Anniversary Port, made from Dionysus Vineyard Petit Verdot grapes and Summit View Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon brandy.
Just over 36 minutes in length, it takes the form of a two-act, seven-movement oratorio that explores the religious practices, rituals, and myths associated with Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, as well as spiritual ecstasy, fertility, and ritual madness.