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Dionyʹsos

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The Greek name of Bacchus (q.v.).        

Father: Zeus (Jupiter).

Feasts of Bacchus in Rome, Bromalia or Brumalia, in March and September.

Mother: Semĕlē, daughter of Cadmus

Nurse: Brisa.

Owls were his aversion.

Panthers drew his chariot.

Rams were the most general sacrifices offered to him.

Wife: Ariadʹnē.

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The most famous statue of this god was by Praxitĕlēs.

Attalus gave above £18,000 sterling for a painting of the god by Aristīdēs.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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