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9/14/2018

Myth of Bacchus or Dionysus

Bacchus or Dionysus

Bacchus was the Greek God of wine , fertility, and intoxication. He was the son of Zeus and the Theban princess , Semele. Semele wanted to to see Zeus in his original shape. She was then pregnant by Zeus. When Zeus appeared before her in the real shape, Semele bearing Bacchus)Dionysus in her womb burnt at sight of the shinning Zeus. Before her death Zeus saved the baby who later became Bacchus or Dionysus. For this reason, it was also held that Bacchus or Dionysus was born of fire.  He is also called the God of vine. His female followers are known as Maenads.

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