Did we ever figure out what the scorpion symbolizes in Mithraism?
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
The god of rebirth, and two lives. Jesus was partially constructed from dionysus.
will lead you into some literature.
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.
>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.
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.
Don't forget the other gods, Ares can do some serious loving
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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.