from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek & Roman Mythology The god of wine and of an orgiastic religion celebrating the power and fertility of nature. Also called Bacchus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The god of wine, specifically its intoxication and social influence, but also the patron of agriculture and the theater. Also related to the mystery of religion, as in "spiritual intoxication".
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek myth, the youthful and beautiful god of wine and the drama. Also called Bacchus. See Bacchus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama; the Greek name of Bacchus
Dionysus is the libertine Id, the horny kid, the spirit of tragedy and comedy, an aesthetics of passion which stands as antithesis to an "Apollonian" aesthetics of reason.
Dionysus is only one mask, but he is a mask that must be worn.
They would fightand how stirring to do so in the name of Dionysus Zagreus and Sabazius!
A prophetess, she preached the word of Dionysus, who took possession of her during ecstatic frenzies.
I'm not sure that Art-as-Dionysus is so altruistic in his motivations that he becomes rebel and rabble-rouser whenever his people are bound by Religion-as-Pentheus, that wherever humanity have become these "small, trapped animals" shackled by religious orthodoxy Dionysus will inevitably return to what is fundamentally his domain, and bring the halls of Pentheus crashing down.
If those people are still us then our story must incorporate those other versions, not a straight line from cradle to grave, but a tangle of branches and roots, divergances and convergances, as in some Greek myth expounded by Robert Graves: the people of Thrace tell this story of Dionysus; the people of Athens tell another; Dionysus is the product of all those variant tales.
Hence was derived the god's Greek name Dionysus, which is the same as the Hebrew
I looked at the cigarette I found it was a 'Dionysus' -- your own particular brand -- why, I have smoked dozens of them with you in
PIGIRON knows where it’s at .. the Dionysus is power on a plate with great flavor (i sub the pasta it comes on with brown rice .. just easier to work with).
I recall Dionysus being mentioned, and Croesus come to that.