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Myth of Dionysus

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Meghan Zadrozny

on 25 January 2013

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by Meghan Leah and Marissa Myth of Dionysus His Parents About His Life Important Events Important Events Cont. Important Events Cont. Work Cited Hera was still jealous and arranged for the Titans to kill him Dionysus traveled all over to teach the art of wine making. Dionysus once traveled to a king named Lycurgus and he refused to let him enter the palace as well as kidnapped Dionysus's satyrs and maenads who were with him. Dionysus seeked revenge. He turned Lycurgus insane and Lycurgus went out to prune grapevines and he mistook his own son for a vine and started pruning away his legs and arms. Dionysus caused the palaces lands to be barren. He told the starving town the only way to regain fertile land was to kill the king. The towns people took Lycurgus to the top of a mountain and bond his arms and legs then left him there to be attacked and killed by wild horses. One day Dionysus was on the island of Icarus and was captured by the Tyrrhenian pirates. The pirates wanted ransom. Out of no where they heard flutes and ivy and grapevines fouled the oars and sails and wild beasts appeared on the deck (lions, bears, and panthers). The pirates jumped into the ocean but they were transformed into dolphins. One of them was put into the sky as a constellation (Delphinus) as a warning for sailors to behave. Dionysus traveled to Thebes. Once there he used his charm to convince the women to leave there homes and follow him. King Pentheus was very unhappy that all the women of his kingdom were gone. He decided to go where Dionysus was said to be and spy on him to see what he had done with them. He was caught and the women had had to much to drink and went crazy and King Pentheus was ripped to shreds by his own wife and daughters. Switzer, Ellen Eichenwald., and Costas. "Chapter 10 Dionysus." Greek Myths: Gods, Heroes, and Monsters :their Sources, Their Stories, and Their Meanings. New York: Atheneum, 1988. N. pag. Print. Hamilton, Edith. Mythology. New York City: Grand Cental, 1942. Print. "DIONYSOS." DIONYSOS. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2013. Who he was Wine God God of fertility Later considered a patron of the arts Only god to have a mortal parent Semele was killed when Hera convinced her to see Zeus in his real form Zeus swore to do anything she asked Zeus kept her body till she was ready to give birth to Dionysus Last god to enter Olympus He was torn to pieces Rhea brought him back to life Zeus arranged for him to live with the mountain nymphs Wandered the world actively accompanied by the Maenads, wild women, flush with wine. http://mythology.wikia.com/wiki/File:Mount_olympus_by_andyparkart.png http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/73000/73020/73020_maenads.htm http://winecellars-uncorked.com/
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