Classical Mythology

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Friday September 28, 2007 Dionysos-Bacchus-Fufluns. Commonly known as the god of wine. -- Linked to all liquid force. Elemental force of nature. Described as primal and irrational, life force and fertility. It could explain why he is associated with bulls at many times. -- Ivy wreath on his head, carries a thurses that has a pine cone(a giant seed a.k.a. fertility). -- Also associated with the theatre in city Dionysia in Athens. Bacchae by Euripides performed at Dionysia as part of a contest. -- Another one of the children of Zeus and had an unusual birth. *Zeus fell in love with mortal woman Semele and visited her in secret by disguise. After Hera found out, she approached Semele as an old woman and told her that she should have Zeus reveal himself in all of his glory. She told him and Zeus revealed himself as a god and Semele is stricking by lighting bolt and reduced to pile of ash. She had conceived and the child lived through the lightning bolt and cut open his thigh as a womb and sowed it up so the child
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