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What do you know of Dionysus?
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Everything. Why?
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originally a thracian deity
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>>533006
Did he really exist?
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>>533000
He made the king of Thebes dress up as a bird and then had his mum chop his head off
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>>533000
Nigga liked to party.
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>>533018
If anime is real why can't Dionysus be real?
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I think the more tantalizing question is. What do we not know? What really went on in the Dionysian mystery cults?

Orgies?
Drugs?
Egyptian mysticism?

The world may never know..
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>>533027
Did we ever figure out what the scorpion symbolizes in Mithraism?
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>>533000
Well without looking at the wiki, I can tell you that he was the Greek representation of the Egyptian god Osiris.
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>>533000
He was one of the last deities to be proclaimed a Greek god, shortly after Greek civilization went to shit.
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>>533027
No,Greek temples would be considered brothels by today's definition.
The temples of Dionysus also included wine.
Taking anthropomorphism into consideration, Dionysus would be the definition of the party hard-life investing in the moment lifestyle
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The greeks were so hedonistic they went as far as making up a god of degeneracy to reinforce their hedonism.
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>>533000
The god of rebirth, and two lives. Jesus was partially constructed from dionysus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_in_comparative_mythology

will lead you into some literature.
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>>533000
He's almost always associated with the east, hence why he's constantly riding an exotic wildcat of some kind.

The religion Orphism was centered around a narrative about baby Dionysos, though it has almost nothing to do with his traditional Olympian personality or function. That's because he was probably conflated with another native god Zagreus when the Greek pantheon took prominence.

Anyway, he dressed up as grapes for Halloween one time.
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>>533000
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Tbh the fact that we don't have his festivals anymore is my main grievance with the rise of Christianity.
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>>533057
So Greek civilization went to shit in the Mycenaean age? Because Dionysus is referenced numerous times on Linear B tablets.
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>>533101

Of course, that why there is a Dark Age.
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>>533102
Well to be fair, it was more an "everybody went to shit" situation, but I get what you mean.
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>>533082
>hence why he's constantly riding an exotic wildcat of some kind.
I'm a dilettante on Greek mythology, but that's interesting, I've never heard of that or seen pictures.
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>>533135
Really? He's often on a leopard's back riding through some procession, a few times even being pulled in a chariot by four leopards instead of horses.
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>>533099
well you still get the wine...but just a sip and it isn't laced with anything
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>>533021
Sauce?
That's fucking hilarious
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>>533068

shill that's been refuted by numerous christian classicists, Jesus is so fucking jewish. Read the godamn old testament, i
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S-E-K-K-O-U B-O-Y-S

SEKKOU BOYS!
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Don't forget the other gods, Ares can do some serious loving
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But Hermes is my husbando
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>>535319

Ares a shit.

The Greeks agreed, don't bug them about it.
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KAWAII IDOLS DESU

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>>535349

Giorgio > Medici > Hermes > Ares

my taste is law.
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WHAT"S YOUR FAVORITE S-E-K-K-O-U B-O-Y

SENPAI DESUKA
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>>535364
>>535347
Immortal idols beat mortal idols. But they are all so kawaii! ARES IS MINE
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>>535364
>>535347


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Is there any culture that has not been defiled by anime?
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>>536027
Most of Africa luckily
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Dionysus discovered that his old school master and foster father, Silenus, had gone missing. The old man had been drinking, and had wandered away drunk, and was found by some peasants, who carried him to their king (alternatively, he passed out in Midas' rose garden). Midas recognized him, and treated him hospitably, entertaining him for ten days and nights with politeness, while Silenus entertained Midas and his friends with stories and songs. On the eleventh day, he brought Silenus back to Dionysus. Dionysus offered Midas his choice of whatever reward he wanted.

Midas asked that whatever he might touch should be changed into gold. Dionysus consented, though was sorry that he had not made a better choice. Midas rejoiced in his new power, which he hastened to put to the test. He touched and turned to gold an oak twig and a stone. Overjoyed, as soon as he got home, he ordered the servants to set a feast on the table. Then he found that his bread, meat, and wine turned to gold. Later, when his daughter embraced him, she too turned to gold.

Upset, Midas strove to divest himself of his power (the Midas Touch); he hated the gift he had coveted. He prayed to Dionysus, begging to be delivered from starvation. Dionysus heard and consented; he told Midas to wash in the river Pactolus. He did so, and when he touched the waters the power passed into them, and the river sands changed into gold. This was an etiological myth that explained why the sands of the Pactolus were rich in gold.
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>>536027
Are there any boards that don't have people going to the wrong website for them?
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