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  Dionysos - Wikipedia
Ein zweiter Dionysos ist in der griechischen Mythologie bekannt als der Sohn des Zeus und seiner Geliebten Semele.
Dionysos entspricht dem römischen Gott Bacchus und gilt als Gott des Weins und der Fruchtbarkeit.
Nachdem Zeus den Dionysos geboren hatte, wurde er von drei Ammen groß gezogen, in der Obhut der Nymphen von Nysa und später dem Silenos.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dionysos   (638 words)

 Dionysos - History for Kids!
But while Demeter was the goddess of dry things growing, like grain, Dionysos was the god of wet things growing, like fruit of all kinds, but especially grapes (and the wine that people made from grapes).
In fact, Dionysos is in some ways more like Persephone than like Demeter, because he is often thought of as being the wine itself, just as Persephone is the wheat.
Mythologically, Dionysos is one of the younger gods, like Apollo, Artemis, and Athena.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/religion/dionysos.htm   (510 words)

 Sannion's Sanctuary - The Symbols of Dionysos
Dionysos was often depicted wearing the cothurnus, or high-heeled buskin, which was adopted by the actors who performed on stage at his feast days.
Ovid says that Dionysos is associated with the toga virilis either because he is depicted as a young man, midway between childhood and adulthood, or because he is a father, and it is into his care that fathers place their sons.
Dionysos is intimately connected with the vegetable world, and is actually felt in the growth of green things, in the ripening of fruit on the vine, and in the shade of the oak tree on a heated day.
www.winterscapes.com /sannion/dionysos_symbols.htm   (3446 words)

 Dionysos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Thus the association of Dionysos with the feminine is connected with both his role as a wild god of nature and unbridled passion, and with his role as a liminal figure straddling the boundary between life and death.
Dionysos has often been seen as the ‘god of epiphany’, the god who appears, suddenly and dramatically and bodily, not only to his followers but also to those misfortunate enough to oppose him.
Dionysos offers no resistance to being captured and tied up, and goes to meet with the king willingly, who does not recognize that he is a god.
www.jackowitch.com /Dionysos.html   (4644 words)

Dionysos was probably originally part of a wine cult imported with the intoxicant (the spread of his cult appears to travel with wine imports).
Dionysos sharing the traits of local survivals of the Neolithic god, and resonating so well with Post-Minoan Greek gods, was never a stranger when he arrived, and being new and charismatic absorbed many of these into his mythos as he integrated locally.
One mainland sanctuary for a wilder Dionysos was in rural Arcadia.
www.fortunecity.com /meltingpot/ukraine/231/dionysian/dionysianp.html   (9523 words)

Dionysos, one of the most widely worshiped gods of Greek mythology was considered a patron of the arts.
Dionysos was represented in works of art as a beautiful youth, crowned with ivy vine leaves.
Dionysos plays an active role in many works of poetry, tragedy and comedy (he was the patron god of the theatre, after all), and of course, has his share of mythological stories.
www.johnbmcnamara.com /cpg004.htm   (446 words)

 Greek God Dionysus or Dionysos Statue
Dionysos is known as the Greek god of wine, mysteries, and the theater.
Dionysos is the god who brings the wine that intoxicates the drinker merging him into the folds of Dionysus which leads him into the mysteries of life, both the good and the bad.
Dionysos was born of the daughter of Kadmos, Semele, who were in love with Zeus.
www.eleganza.com /statue-gallery/b-17-dionysus-dionysos-wine-statue.html   (481 words)

From Thrace Dionysos came to his birthplace Thebes, where he drove the women mad (including his aunts who had denied that Zeus was Semele's lover) and punished king Pentheus (who had opposed his new religion and even imprisoned him) by making him dress as a woman and go to spy on the Mainads.
Dionysos also punished the three daughters of king Minyas of Orchomenos (just north of Thebes) for refusing to participate in his rites; he changed them into bats, or he drove them mad and they devoured Hippasos, son of one of them.
Dionysos is the god of wine, but, more importantly, he also represents an emotional and ecstatic response to the compulsive rationalism which was so important in Greek life and thought.
www.greecetravel.com /greekmyths/dionysos.htm   (2368 words)

 Dionysos: Myth and Mystery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Dionysos is the son of Zeus, chief of the Olympians, and Semele, a woman of Thebes, according to the most used geneology.
Dionysos is the wine-god, and thus should be a pleasant fellow, a benefactor.
Dionysos made a habit of stealing the identities of his worshippers; the bacchants dancing on the mountainside have no separate personalities; they are mad, crazed, they have been taken over by the god, and they are all alike.
www.princeton.edu /~kristit/orphika/dionysos.html   (1482 words)

It has usually been claimed that Dionysos was a late arrival among the Greek gods, on the grounds that the XII Olympians as known to Homer do not yet (or ever) admit or know of Dionysos, and that his cult-places seem to point to the north (Thrace and Macedonia), to Asia Minor, or to Asia.
Dionysos later rescued his mother from Hades, and she was installed in heaven under the name THYONE.
Apparently Dionysos was raised by Nymphs on this Mount Hyades (though he was also raised elsewhere by Aunt Ino, who was given the child by Hermes; and also at Macris in Euboea).
www.csun.edu /~hcfll004/dionysos.html   (689 words)

 The Cult of Dionysos
The myths and rites illustrating the dismemberment of Dionysos and of Orpheus - or Osiris - are strangely reminiscent of the Australian and Siberian" shamanic accounts.
Dionysos is preeminently the deity on whom were centered all the hopes for future life; in short, he was the god who was expected to liberate the souls of men from their prisons of flesh."
Dionysos too was represented hard by the clusters, to be the husbandman of the vine and the vintner.
www.mystae.com /restricted/streams/gnosis/dionysos.html   (2721 words)

 Dionysos - susning.nu
Dionysos är en gud inom grekisk och romersk mytologi.
Dionysos förknippades också med årstiderna och med den antika världens trosföreställningar om död och återuppståndelse.
Dionysos var också dramats beskyddare, särskilt tragedin, eftersom denna konstform skall ha uppfunnits av satyrerna.
www.susning.nu /Dionysos   (308 words)

 Dionysos (Psi 5 Aurigae II)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Dionysos (fomerly Jerusalem) was colonised by the United Christian New Jerusalem Association, an alliance of several American Christian fundamentalist churches that formed in 505 to take advantage of the nanotech window during the early 6th century a.t., and one of the very few Old Christian missions known to have succeeded.
The "psych police" (an organisation directly overseen by the colony council and independent from the ordinary police) was allowed to modify other's mental states without their consent, in order to bring a trapped person to a state where he can think about his situation in a flexible, rational way.
Dionysos joined Communion, and in 2310 the first Wormhole Link was established between the Psi 5 Aurigae system and Heartland.
www.orionsarm.com /worlds/Dionysos.html   (5467 words)

 Mythography | The Greek God Dionysos in Myth and Art
While the Olympian gods are bright beings of sunlight, Dionysos is a creature of mystery, his very essence an enigma.
And, perhaps most significantly, his connection with a certain type of cult activity, known as a "mystery", separates him from his fellow Olympians (with the exception of the goddess Demeter, who inspired her own mystery cult).
So the path to understanding Dionysos is divergent from the one that leads to knowledge of the rest of the Olympian gods.
www.loggia.com /myth/dionysos.html   (438 words)

 Greek Mythology: WRATH OF DIONYSOS 1
MIDAS A King of Phrygia (in Anatolia) who was given a pair of asses' ears by Dionysos as punishment for mistreating one of his attendants, or for judging against the god in a contest.
Dionysos fled to the sea and took shelter with Nereus’ daughter Thetis, but his Bakkhai were taken captive along with the congregation of Satyroi that accompanied him.
When he denied that Liber [Dionysos] was a god, and had drunk wine, and in drunkenness tried to violate his mother, he then tried to cut down the vines, because he said wine was a bad medicine in that it affected the mind.
www.theoi.com /Olympios/DionysosWrath.html   (4811 words)

 DIONYSOS - Marketing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Umfangreiches Daten- und Informationsmaterial gewinnt Dionysos durch weltweites Scanning des Marktes und der Verbraucherströmungen.
Dionysos entwickelt Marketingstrategien für die Bereiche Distribution, Neuprodukteinführung, Business-to-Business sowie Business-to-Customer relations.
Die Stärke von Dionysos ist es, in einem leistungsstarken Team und in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Kunden gemeinsame Lösungen zu erarbeiten.
www.dionysos.de /m.html   (82 words)

 Divine Madness
Part of the uncertainty is visible in the sympathetic characterization of Pentheus, the persecutor of Dionysos, in The Bacchae of Euripides.
The magnetic force of this attraction is the essence of Dionysos as the god of theatre, as the inner source of tragedy itself.
The backdrop to the central figures of Pentheus and Dionysos is the chorus of The Bacchae, female devotees of the god.
www.amrep.org /past/bacchae/bacchae1.html   (1414 words)

 Dionysos, Cambridge, MA | Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Dionysos is just one of many Greek dining spots in this quirky city across the river from Boston.
However, what makes Dionysos stand out from the others is the fact that it is more upscale, has an amazing view of the Charles River from its hotel location, and its menu includes entrees that are more traditional Greek than Greek-American.
The atmosphere of Dionysos is decidedly plain (remember, this is inside a hotel), but the aforementioned view of the Charles River from the window seats lend a romantic air to the spacious room.
www.hiddenboston.com /Dionysos.html   (455 words)

 Greek Religion: CULT OF DIONYSOS
Among the paintings he names that of Dionysos by Aristeides, to which, according to some writers, the saying, 'Nothing in comparison with the Dionysos,' referred; and also the painting of Herakles in torture in the robe of Deianeira.
Having prayed that someone of the gods should prove himself a saviour in their present distress, straightway as they advanced they came upon a cave of Dionysos; in the cave was an image of the god, and on this occasion wild she-goats had gathered there to escape from the storm.
The surname of the god inside the chest is Aisymnetes (Dictator), and his chief attendants are nine men, elected by the people from all the citizens for their reputation, and women equal in number to the men.
www.theoi.com /Cult/DionysosCult.html   (4507 words)

 Brooklyn College/Classics 0.1/Dionysos at Athens
Dionysos, son of Zeus and the mortal woman Semele, a princess of Thebes, was a winter god whose festivals took place mainly from October through March.
In mythology and art, and perhaps also in cult, Dionysos was notable for the ecstatic worship which he inspired in his women worshippers, who--in myth at least--abandoned their homes and roamed the mountains dressed in animal skins, ripping animals to bits and eating their raw flesh.
O Lord Dionysos, may this procession which I hold and this sacrifice be pleasing to thee, and may I and my household celebrate with all good fortune the Country Dionysia, now that I am released from soldiering, and may the thirty years’ peace prove a blessing to me.
academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu /classics/hansen/dionfest.htm   (3155 words)

 Amazon.com: Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life: Books: Carl Kerenyi,Ralph Manheim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the case of Eleusis, and also in the case of Dionysos, there are secrets that the celebrants of the rites took to their graves.
Dionysos originated on the island of Crete, where he was considered to be the same deity as Zeus, and was a dying and resurrected god who presided over mead and the mysteries of death and rebirth.
The subject of Dionysos and the startling workings of his ancient religion are given thorough study, and one is left with a feeling of having experienced the god himself through the writings of the author to whom the subject is so dear.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0691029156?v=glance   (1338 words)

 The Theater of Dionysos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Theater of Dionysos in Athens could seat approximately 15 thousand in simple stone benches on the slope of the Acropolis.
The playwrights often exploited the fact that the gods appeared on high, the heroes or other important individuals appeared on the stage or before the backdrop, and the chorus (representing ordinary people) appeared on the dancing floor in the midst of the audience.
Make sure to see the Reconstruction of the Ancient Theater of Dionysos, which however represents the theater at a later time.
www.cs.utk.edu /%7Emclennan/Classes/US210/theater.html   (359 words)

 V57 - Voyage of Dionysos
This kylix of Dionysos Crossing the Sea was painted by the famous 6th century artist, Exekias, and the original is found in the Museum Antiker Kleinkunst, in Munich.
On his journey he was seized by pirates, and frightened the pirates away by making wine pour from his boat, and the mast spring with grape vines.
Dionysos’ appearance in Greece as a striking young man with “flowing hair” was the beginning of the long-lasting Cult of Dionysos centered around the gift of wine that he brought.
www.artfromgreece.com /stories/v57.html   (322 words)

 Worcester Art Museum - The Drinking Contest of Dionysos and Heracles
This pavement, reflecting the realistic space of late Hellenistic painting, was one of five that decorated the floor of a triclinium, or dining room, of an elegant villa from the first Roman period of the city.
Fittingly, it depicts a mythical symposium, or drinking contest, with Dionysos, the god of wine, reclining at the center.
Silenus, on one side, and Ampelus (a child personifying the vine), on the other, give the victory to the god, while a slave girl at the left plays the double flute.
www.worcesterart.org /Collection/Ancient/1933.36.html   (213 words)

 :: dionyweb.com - le site officiel de dionysos ::
Ce soir entre 23 h et Minuit, Mathias de Dionysos sera l'invité de cette émission spéciale sur le festival des Inrocks qui commence demain.
Dans les prochains jours, vous pourrez écouter ou voir dionysos dans cultur ‘elles, Tops of the pop, ubik, l'album de la semaine, ondes de choc, eclectik et paris dernière.
dionysos repassera par la case télé, si vous voulez assister à l'émission cultur‘elles présentée par Isabelle Giordano, c'est par ici que cela se passe
www.dionyweb.com /site/index.php   (322 words)

 =-=-=-= Dionysos Central Hotel - Welcome =-=-=-=
As you may know, our hotel is named after Dionysos, the ancient Greek God of Wine, who promoted the enjoyment of "the good things in life" and in particular the appreciation of fine wines and good food, enjoyed in beautiful surroundings.
We at the Dionysos Central Hotel are dedicated to continuing our mythological namesake's philosophy by offering you the very best of Cypriot hospitality in a homely atmosphere that combines quality, service and excellent value.
Our management and staff will be only too pleased to assist you in any way, so please do not hesitate to call on them at any time.
www.dionysoshotelpaphos.com   (157 words)

 Clinical course and risk factors of hepatitis C virus related liver disease in the general population: report from the ...
Clinical course and risk factors of hepatitis C virus related liver disease in the general population: report from the Dionysos study -- Bellentani et al.
Clinical course and risk factors of hepatitis C virus related liver disease in the general population: report from the Dionysos study
Prevalence of chronic liver disease in the general population of Northern Italy: the Dionysos study.
gut.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/44/6/874   (5000 words)

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