noun Classical Mythology.
the god of fertility, wine, and drama; Bacchus.
Also, Dionysos.
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Dionysus or Dionysos (ˌdaɪəˈnaɪsəs)
the Greek god of wine, fruitfulness, and vegetation, worshipped in orgiastic rites. He was also known as the bestower of ecstasy and god of the drama, and identified with Bacchus
Dionysos or Dionysos

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Dionysus [(deye-uh-neye-suhs, deye-uh-nee-suhs)]

The Greek name for Bacchus, the Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry.

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