Monday, January 29, 2007

Calling on the Cult of Dionysus!

Dionysus The Good Time god Of Wine!

My Take on Dionysus

Folks I know we live in a one God state, but some of the ancient Greek, and Roman gods sound kind of fun. Why does the modern Judeo-Christian-Islamic God have to be such a stuffed shirt? O.K., I'm not really asking for a reply, we're supposed to feel pain since we're all a bunch of sinners, but I feel we're way too serious here. Life is only so long, and if someone were to propose a parade with some music, poems, roast lamb, and lots of wine - I'd be into that.
Dionysus - A Troubled Youth

Father - Zeus - who bore him from his own thigh!
Mother - Semele who died during Dionysus' conception!
A god of What?

  • Wine
  • Intoxication
  • Ecstasy
  • Music
  • Poetry

Also Known As

  • Dionysus - Greece
  • Liber or Baccus - Rome
  • Osirus - Egypt

  • Effeminate
  • Fleshy
  • Young
  • Wearing Grapes
  • Carrying a Wine Goblet

Accompanied By (who dance possessed and intoxicated around him)

  • Satyrs
  • Maenids
  • Bassarids
  • Also known as Bacchi
Year Round Dionysus Festivals

  • Processions
  • Sacrifices
  • Wine Tasting
  • Theatrical Performances

Here for ideas
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