What Is Dionysus's Duality

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Life is full of contradicting forces. The Bad pushes the Good away even though there won’t be a Bad without a Good. For the Greek, there was a god that represented this duality in life. Known also as Bacchus, Dionysus was primarily the god of wine. His mortal mother, Semele, fell in love with Zeus and died while giving birth to this contradicting force of nature. Dionysus was born of fire and nursed by the thirst-quenching-rain symbolising the growth of grapes. His kindness and generosity gave him a popular view among the mortals. Rituals and festivals were held every year in his honour. However, with grapes comes wine, so he was also infamously known to provide pleasure by physical and spiritual intoxication, which made him look irresponsible
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