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Dionysos

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

Father
Zeus (Jupiter).

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

Mother
Semele, daughter of Cadmus

Nurse
Brisa.

Owls
were his aversion.

Panthers
drew his chariot. Rams were the most general sacrifices offered to him. Wife: Ariadne.

The most famous statue of this god way by Praxiteles.

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

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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