Fast Facts About the Olympians > Dionysus
Name: Greek - Dionysus, Bakchos; Roman - Bacchus
Parents: Zeus and Semele/Dione
Foster Parents: Ino and Athamas; Nymphs of Mt. Nysa
Mates: Ariadne, Althaea, Physcoa, Aphrodite, Nicaea, Aura, Pallene,
Children: Eurymedon, Thoas, Staphylus, Oenopion, Peparethus, Phlias, Ceramus, Deianira, Narcaeus, Priapus, Pasithea, Telete, Iacchus
Role of Dionysus:
Dionysus was god of wine, intoxication, madness, inspiration and prophecy, theater, and revelry.
Canonical Olympian? Dionysus is a canonical Olympian, having received the rightful owner Hestia's throne, but he's not in all lists.