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Dionysus

Fast Facts About the Olympians - The God Dionysus

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Dionysus and Panther in the Domus dell'Ortaglia 2nd C. A.D.

Dionysus and Panther in the Domus dell'Ortaglia 2nd C. A.D.

Stefano Bolognini

Fast Facts About the Olympians > Dionysus

Name: Greek - Dionysus, Bakchos; Roman - Bacchus

Family

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.

References:

The 12 Olympian Gods

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