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Dionysus. Wine Male principal of fertility Encouraged growth of all living things: plants, animals, humans Thick ivy – sign of his presence Leopard skin Panther drawn chariot Emblems - Phallus and horns of a bull Madness. Two Homeric Poems The Bacchae Euripedes ~406 BC Apollodorus

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Dionysus

Dionysus

  • Wine

  • Male principal of fertility

  • Encouraged growth of all living things: plants, animals, humans

  • Thick ivy – sign of his presence

  • Leopard skin

  • Panther drawn chariot

  • Emblems - Phallus and horns of a bull

  • Madness


Dionysus

  • Two Homeric Poems

  • The Bacchae

    • Euripedes

    • ~406 BC

  • Apollodorus

  • Ovid


Dionysus

  • SEMELE

  • ZEUS

  • HERA

  • INO

  • ATHAMA

  • Orchomenus, Boeotia

  • Learchus

  • Melicertes


Dionysus

a

  • Nysa

  • Cybele

  • Phrygia

  • BACCHAE

  • MAENADS

  • Thyrsus

  • satyrs


Dionysus

  • Ariadne


Resistance to the god

Resistance to the God

  • Hellespont, Thrace

  • Lycurgus, Edonians

  • Orchomenus, Boeotian Plain

  • Minyas

  • MINYADS: Arsippê, Leucippê & Alcithoê

  • Argos

  • Proteus

  • PROETIDS

  • Melampus

  • Bias


Dionysus ariadne

Dionysus & Ariadne


More girls behaving badly

More Girls Behaving Badly


Dionysus and the pirates

Dionysus and the Pirates

  • Etruscan

  • Morals

  • Do not offend the gods.

  • Stupidity is painful.

  • Stupidity is ESPECIALLY painful when it causes one to offend a god.


Dionysus in thebes

Dionysus in Thebes

  • Euripedes’ The Bacchae.

  • Thebes

  • SEMELE

  • AGAVÊ

  • AUTONOË

  • INO

  • Cadmus

  • PENTHEUS

  • Tiresis


Pentheus gets his

Pentheus Gets His

  • Aka. Karma from the Gods is the Karma of Pain!

  • Morals 1-3 See pirate story.

  • Moral 4. If it can cause a city full of people to go raving mad, best NOT to offend it. If stupidity has not been painful yet, it soon will be.

  • Moral 5. Even when the gods have WON they still can hold a grudge.


Dionysus ariadne light dark skin

Dionysus & Ariadne:Light & Dark Skin


Name of dionysus

Name of Dionysus

  • ‘dio’

  • ‘nysos’

  • Nymphs of NYSA

  • Semele

  • Semelô

  • Thyrsus

  • tuwarsa


Dionysus

  • Thrace, coastal region between Macedonia and the Hellespont

  • Phyrgia

  • Lydia

  • Anatolia

  • Asia Minor


A sampling of epithets

A sAmpling of Epithets

  • Dendritês: he of the tree

  • Anthios: ‘god of the blossoms’

  • Melanaigis: “he of the black goat skin”

  • Bull

  • Boukoloi.


Dionysus

  • Associations with both the life force AND death.


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