Bacchus

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Dionysus/Bacchus
Hannah Ryan
Spheres of Influence
• God of:
– Wine
– Theater
– Grapes
– Drunken Revelry
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Relationships to Other Deities
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Father- Zeus (Jupiter)
Mother- Semele (Princess of Thebes)
Wife- Ariadne (Princess of Crete; later immortal)
Divine Children:
– Priapos (God of Vegetables)
– Akkhos (A God of the Eleusinian Mysteries)
• Hero Children:
– Oinopion (King of Khios)
– Deianeira (Wife of Herakles)
• Other acquaintances:
– Pan (God of Shepherds and Pastures)
– Seilenos (God of Drunkenness)
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Symbols
Serpent
Ivy
Wine
Vines and ivy
Panthers and leopards
Theater
Myths/Stories
• Birth drama
– Hera jealous
– Befriended Semele
– Seeds of doubt
– Confronted Zues
– Semele died
– Baby sewn into Zeus leg
• Women under his power
Bibliography
• "DIONYSUS : Summary of the Olympian God." DIONYSUS :
Summary of the Olympian God. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov.
2013.
• "Table of the Roman Equivalents of Greek Gods- Roman
and Greek Names for the Olympians and the Minor Gods."
Table of the Roman Equivalents of Greek Gods- Roman and
Greek Names for the Olympians and the Minor Gods. N.p.,
n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.
• "Dionysus." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 18 Nov.
2013. Web. 18 Nov. 2013
• "Bacchus - Roman God of Wine - Crystalinks." Bacchus Roman God of Wine - Crystalinks. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Nov.
2013.
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