Dionysos/Bacchus (Biographical details)

Dionysos/Bacchus (deity; Roman; Greek; Etruscan; Male)

Also known as

Dionysos/Bacchus; Dionysos; Dionysus; Bacchus; Fuflans; Fufluns; Dionysus/Bacchus

Biography

One of the twelve Olympian gods; god of fertility, celebration, ritual and especially wine and intoxication; often associated with theatre; the 'twice born' son of Zeus/Jupiter (q.v.) and Semele (q.v.), his riotous nature is often directly contrasted with the sobriety and reason of Apollo (q.v.). Sometimes depicted with Ariadne (q.v.).