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Mythology & Beliefs: Bacchus
In Greek and Roman mythology Bacchus was a celestial deity. He was the son of Jupiter and Semele. He was worshipped as the god of wine, merriment, and drunkenness. Bacchus was known for the forgetfulness of care, mutual friendship, and cheerful conversation. In statues Bacchus was seen as a fat youth, wearing a crown of ivy, holding a spear. His car is drawn by panthers, lions, or tigers, and is surrounded by a band of satyrs, frantic women, and demons, in extravagant postures. In his youth, he was taken asleep and carried away by some mariners, he was offended and transformed himself into dolphins. In ancient Rome Bacchus was the God of wine. (Also see Dionysus). - Greek Mythology

Bacchus in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology [DIONYSUS.] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Bacchus in Wikipedia Bacchus may refer to: Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and intoxication, known as Bacchus to Romans

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