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or Dionysos

[dahy-uh-nahy-suh s] /ˌdaɪ əˈnaɪ səs/
noun, Classical Mythology
the god of fertility, wine, and drama; Bacchus. Unabridged
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  • From the Theatre of Dionysus to the Spring of Æsculapius is only a step.

    The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
  • This festival, in honour of Dionysus, was observed with great splendour.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Now, in the Mysteries of Dionysus, the legend was that of the death and subsequent resuscitation of the god Dionysus.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry Albert G. Mackey
  • And that Apollo and the Muses and Dionysus gave us harmony and rhythm?

    Laws Plato
  • He died while president of the theatre of Dionysus, and was buried on the road leading to the Academy at the expense of the state.

  • Much wine is only to be drunk at the festivals of Dionysus, and certainly not on the occasion of a marriage.

    Laws Plato
  • Julian went into the sacred wood of Dionysus, where the silence was broken only by the humming of bees and the tinkle of a brook.

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
British Dictionary definitions for Dionysus


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

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

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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