Dionysos is the god of wine, intoxication, and creative ecstasy. He is also known as Dionysus, Bacchus or Bakchos, and Liber (Roman). His attributes in iconography include a drinking vessel, an ivy wreath, grape vines, and the thyrsos (a long fennel stalk topped with ivy leaves).
These are some important references to Dionysos in the Bacchae, but it would be better to read the whole play.
Classical Myth Homepage | Gods | Help | Time Line | Attributes
Maintained by Laurel Bowman: email@example.com. Last updated: June 28, 2002.
Copyright | Disclaimer