Dionysus, the god of eternal teenager!
|According to Greek mythology was the son of Zeus and Semele daughter of Kadmou. During a fire in the palace of her father, with the intervention of Gaia and rescued the infant Zeus puts him on his thigh. On the one hand, the fire of the palace, on the other the lightning of Zeus gave Dionyssos the name igneous, and the fact that pregnancy continued in the thigh of his father, gave him the names mirorrafis, dyssotokos, dimitor. At the appropriate moment arises and is delivered in twelve nymphs, or water spirits, the Hyades, which become food for Divine Child. At the beginning, due to hate that Hera had to Dionysus leads him to madness and wanders in Egypt and Syria. But is treated by Rhea, in Phrygia, he teaches the ritual worship, including the setting of the same outfit but also of his followers.|
|Servants and companions were the Maenads, the Silen, the Vissarides The Klodones The Bacchae, the Mimallones and all had favorite pastime as playing flute and guitar, the drunkenness and harvest.|
Dionysus is still wandering around the world teaching the ceremonies and viticulture. According to Hesiod knows in Naxos, Ariadne, daughter of King Minos of Crete, who gave him two sons, and Stafylo Oinopiona, and a daughter, Evanthia.
The ancient ancestors loved and served with passion in Dionyssos, a god whose name was connected with the celebrations of vegetation, fertility and crop protection, especially the vine. In honor of the grand celebrations were held, including: In the fields or Small Dionysia (in December), those we are Dionysian or Large (March), the Linea (January), the Flower Festival (February-March). Common element in religious practices is the point of ecstasy, sometimes the orgiastic frenzy, caused by drinking the wine and release the cares of everyday life. By Dionysus made a return to the "animalistic passion" of Nature, away from the constraints imposed by the streamlining, which appears directly in the Bacchae of Euripides.
The name of Dionysus was associated with even one of the evener forms of Greek speech, drama. From the Dionysian Dithyramb born yet tragedy and comedy, while during the holidays were magnificent and theatrical events, theater of Dionysos under the Acropolis.