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    The Cult Of Dionysus

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    of the cult of Dionysus in Ancient Greece along the significance they had throughout its time, and the relevance of this religion in our present-day. This discussion will be divided into three sections reviewing, in order; the origins of the cult, the practices that took place within the religion, and comparisons between the cult with Christianity today. The opening section will address how Dionysus, the great God of wine, came to be, when and where this cult is speculated to have started and who participated in this worship. The next segment focuses on the festivities that took place, such as symposiums, and the compelling teachings these gatherings had. I will furthermore be…

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    Dionysus In The Bacchae

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    of the things said and done by Dionysus are similar to Jesus in The Bible. Proof of this is seen in the human way they live on Earth, the unusual ways they were born and conceived, both gods are called twice born, their want of people to believe that they are gods, their ability to turn people and objects into different items, the fear for their lives they had as infants, the lack of struggle when they are arrested, and finally their persecution. Therefore if Dionysus is like Jesus is he,…

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    Dionysus is easily seen as the ‘mad, drunken god’ and has constantly be repressed,and been a symbol of activities and actions that should be repressed, by both history and society. However, the madness that the god of wine embodies should be nothing sort of celebrated as the ‘madness’ of Dionysus needs to be something we as humans strive towards. “Wine has in it something of the spirit of infinity which brings the primal world to life again (Otto 101), not speaking specifically of wine, becoming…

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    Dionysian/Apollonian: The Greek characters, Apollo and Dionysus represent the dichotomy of human nature and the unending debate of societal repression versus individual liberation. In the Greek tragedy, The Bacchae, Dionysus is the archetypal personification of hedonism, licentiousness, and chaos. He is the god of the vine, the ultimate party deity whose main goal was drunken revelry and personal freedom. The complete opposite of Dionysus is Apollo, the sun-god, the bringer of light, order and…

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    Cult Of Dionysus Essay

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    origin of the cult of Dionysus is unclear. It is clear that he came as a foreigner but there are different theories as to from where. Thrace and Phrygia are traditionally viewed as his birthplace before he migrated to Greece. Nilsson, however, proposes that Dionysus originated in three different regions: Thrace, Phrgia, and Greece itself, each time in different forms.1 Because the cult of Dionysus was so well received in the mainland of Greece, Nilson makes the assumption that the cult had been…

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    Dionysus Research Paper

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    Dionysus, also known as Bacchus or Iacchus is the child of Zeus who Fell in love with Semele, Semele is Dionysus mother making Zeus his father. In some myths it is said that Semele got pregnant by Zeus's thunderbolt which is where the virgin thing came into play DIONYSOS is called twice born. Zeus wife Hera got jeloius when she found out that Semele was pregnant and tried to get rid of her so Hera gave doubt to Semele and this is what happend, she had Zeus show himself to her and when Zeus did…

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    Pan Dionysus Relationship

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    Pan was the son of Hermes and Penelope, and was a lesser, earth-dwelling god, but was well liked by the Olympians and was part of the train of Dionysus. He was also always in love with a different nymph, and he would chase after them after his love was unrequited. As a follower of Dionysus, Pan assisted him in his war against the Indians. The nymph Syrinx was one of the objects of Pan’s love and was chased to a riverbank, where she “...begged her Watery Sisters to change her”.(Atsma) Her…

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    There are also many similarities and differences between stories from the past; Just like in the plays Bacchae and Hippolytus. Both Aphrodite and Dionysus' motivation and behaviors in the plays Bacchae (Dionysus) and Hippolytus (Aphrodite) were similar, in that, they both wanted to restore honor to their names and they used the family to teach the one who disrespected them to show respect to a god/goddess. But on the other hand, the human perceptions of these gods were far different from each…

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    Dionysus

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    Dionysus was the god of wine, theater, masks, and ritual madness. His worship in ancient Greece goes way back than the development of theater. His figure is associated with madness, chaos, and irrationality and an important aspect of his is that he is portrayed wearing a mask. In Homeric poems he is described as the “maddened one” and his presence “maddens” all the mortals he comes in contact with. Even though he seems as an unwanted figure in today’s society, in ancient Greek theater his…

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    Dionysus

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    cleaning works had been performed in auditorium, whereas maintenance works in are taking place on a regular basis in the ancient theater of Dionysus. However, in 2010 the Ministry of Culture announced a 6 million euros project for the restoration of the monument. However, as Leonard points out (2010, 12) after the announcement of the restoration project, a petition has been signed by archaeologists and professors from all over the world. This petition rejected the restoration plan and claimed…

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