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Unformatted text preview: Wednesday 9-22 Hermes Aphrodite -> Hermaphroditus (son)- resulting creature was Hermaphrodite, both male and female Dionysus (Euripides Bacchic Women) Begins when Zeus was having the affair with Semele, and Semele was struck down by lightning. Whenever gods mate with humans: - theyre always in disguise, - pregnancy always results from it- divinity is a recessive trait. So, Semele was pregnant, and Zeus saved the fetus. Dionysus was still too young to survive on his own, so Zeus cut open his thigh and brought Dionysus to term inside his thigh. Dionysus was born from the thigh of Zeus. So, Dionysus became a god. Also known as Bacchus. One of the few Greek gods who offers the human race a gift. His gift is the freedom from fear and anxiety. Dionysus is associated with drinking. In wine the truth the Greeks called the gift the little madness. If you refuse the little madness he curses you with the great madness. He was called The Liberator. His gift was also curses you with the great madness....
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- Spring '07