Dionyysus Research Paper

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Dionysus is the Greek god of wine, celebrations, ecstasy, and of the art of theater. He is included in the 12 Greek god Pantheon and he is residing at mount Olympus. Symbols include the grapevine, cup, tiger, panther, dolphin, and goat. He is often considered as one of the youngest Olympian gods.


God Donysus is the son God Zeus and Semele, the daughter of king Cadmus of Thebes. The Greek goddess Hera, Zeus' wife, discovered the affair while Semele was pregnant. According to the myth, Hera appeared as an old crone (or as a nurse), and approached Semele. Semele not knowing that she was the goddess Hera told her that father of the baby was the god Zeus. Goddess Hera pretended not to believe her, and planted seeds of doubt in Semele's mind. Semele demanded of Zeus that he reveal himself in all his glory as proof of his godhood. …show more content…

Therefore, he revealed himself in bolts of lightning, killing every immortal that looked at him. According to Greek mythology, no mortal can see an undisguised god without getting killed. Zeus rescued the unborn Dionysus by sewing him into his thigh. A few months later, Dionysus was born on Mount Pramnos in the island of Ikaria, where Zeus went to release the now-fully-grown baby from his thigh.

In the Cretan version of the Greek Myth, god Dionysus was the son of Zeus and Persephone, the queen of the underworld. Again, the goddess Hera attempted to kill the child, by sending Titans. Zeus killed the Titans using his thunderbolts, but only after the Titans ate everything but the heart. Goddess of wisdom Athena (or in other versions Rhea or Demeter) saved his heart. Zeus used the heart to recreate him in his thigh, hence he was again "the twice-born".

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