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Dionysos-l is a place for the discussion of Dionysos in all his forms, ancient and modern. Mythologists, historians, and mystics all welcome. Appropriate topics include:







  • The origins and evolution of Dionysos

  • The worship of Dionysos in the ancient world

  • The differences between Dionysos and his Roman manifestation as Bacchus

  • The various myths surrounding Dionysos, and their interpretation

  • The relationships between Dionysos and other deities (Zeus, Pan, Osiris, Shiva, etc.)

  • The influence of other cultures on the worship of Dionysos

  • The theory and practice of ecstatic religion

  • Dionysian worship and the use of intoxication in spiritual practice

  • Euripides' Bacchae, and other ancient literature in which Dionysos appears

  • The transition from an ecstatic religion (maenadism) to a festival of theater

  • The Orphic cult and Dionysos' place in the Orphic hymns

  • Dionysos in philosophy and literature

  • Books, magazine or journal articles, and other publications which discuss Dionysos or his worship, in any era of history

  • The modern worship of Dionysos

Group Information

  • 238
  • Greek
  • Jul 31, 1998
  • English

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