Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees was named King of the Bacchus Krewe at this year's Mardi Gras.
I guess we know how Bacchus kept his title as the god of wine and intoxication.
And in the evening a fête where they carry a child got up as Bacchus, and seated on a barrel with a wine-cup.
Then the wonderful Bacchus told Midas he might have anything he should wish for as a reward.
Bacchus was speechless for some moments, but at last made out to call Phillis, who came to the door to see what was the trouble.
Why is it that Bacchus is always a stripling, and bushy-haired?
Finally, excited by the rites of Bacchus, one of them exclaimed, "See yonder our despiser!"
The bell, he said, was used in Greece by the Priests of Bacchus in the worship of the vine.
At last I finished Bacchus—after devoting many days and months to it.
Miss Bacchus said, "I don't believe a word of it;" but he seemed not to hear her.
Greek god of wine and revelry, late 15c., from Latin Bacchus, from Greek Bakkhos, perhaps related to Latin bacca "berry, olive-berry, bead, pearl." Perhaps originally a Thracian fertility god.
The Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry. He is also known by the Greek name Dionysus.
Note: In painting, Bacchus is often depicted eating a bunch of grapes and surrounded by satyrs.
Note: A “bacchanalian” party or feast is marked by unrestrained drunkenness. The name recalls a Roman festival called Bacchanalia.