Dionysus Ebony V., Val P.. Explain the Cult of Dionysus: Cult of Dionysus –religious practice worshiping Dionysus. Associated with satyrs and centaurs

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  • Dionysus Ebony V., Val P.
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  • Explain the Cult of Dionysus: Cult of Dionysus religious practice worshiping Dionysus. Associated with satyrs and centaurs Characteristic: Bull, ivy and wine Dionysia Festival in Athens- dedicated to him
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  • Statue of Dionysus
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  • What was Dionysus the god of? God of Wine God of Wilderness God of Vegetation God of Fertility God of Ecstasy God of Festivity
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  • God of Wine and vegetation..
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  • What was this god like? Depicted as either an older bearded god or a long haired youth Symbols: drinking cup and vine Accompanied by satyrs and nymphs Enjoys life and its pleasures
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  • he loved life and its pleasures
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  • Why was this god important to theater? Festival held in Dionysia in the spring- plays performed Theatres names after him Tragedies closely connected to Dionysus Tragedy, etimology tragoi/goats (dionysus followers sometimes depicted as goats Aulos or double pipe accompanied tragedies ( dionysus was many times depicted playing the aulos)
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  • The Aulos
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  • How did the Greeks celebrate this god? The Great Dionysia in March Plays in agora Performed plays (tragedies, comedies etc.) Danced Drunk a lot of wine
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  • They celebrated The Great Dionysia in the Agora
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  • Explain Dionysus relationship to the other gods. Son of Zeus and Semele (mortal princess) Considered a semi-mortal by most gods. Apollo's half brother Head of the nymphs and the satyrs.
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  • Apollo, Dionysus and Hermes
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  • Fun Facts: Also known by his Roman name Braccus. He was the only god with a mortal parent. Rescued his mother from the underworld.
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  • Citation: Arch, Zofia. Discovering the World of Ancient Greeks. New York: Facts on File, 1991. Print. "Cult of Dionysus." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 07 Sept. 2013. Web. 11 July 2013 "DIONYSUS : Greek God of Wine & Festivity | Mythology, Dionysos, W/ Pictures | Roman Bacchus." DIONYSUS : Greek God of Wine & Festivity | Mythology, Dionysos, W/ Pictures | Roman Bacchus. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 July 2013 "Dionysus - Greek Gods." Dionysus - Greek Gods. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 July 2013 "Dionysus and Greek Drama." Dionysus and Greek Drama. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 July 2013 Nardo, Don. The Ancient Greeks. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2001. Print Pinsent, John, and Jan Parker. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1970. Print