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psychopompous
escorter of dead souls from this world to the underworld
herm
stylized statue of Hermes used to mark boundaries of Athens.
haruspicy
taking omens by consulting entrails of newly slaughtered animals or birds.
augur
religious official who interpreted things like weather signs, bird flights
auspice
omens falling under the jurisdiction of the augurs
Hermeneutics
science and methodology of interpretation
Thyrsus
staff decorated with ivy, vines or ribbons
Dithrambos
double birth
sparagamos
ripping apart wild animals
omophagy
eating raw flesh
Orpheus
legendary poet of Thrace, with magical ability to charm plants and animals
Satyrs, Silenus, and Maenads
followers of Dionysus