The most significant god in Greek Mythology

Thesis Statement

In Greek Mythology website, Dionysus is the most significant god in Greek Mythology that symbolize an image that is courageous and also seen as death and resurrection.


Dionysus is the only god who had a mortal parent, who is Semele. Semele was madly in love with Zeus, but she wanted to see him as a god. When she did she dies and Zeus takes Dionysus. Because of Hera’s (Zeus wife) jealousy, she send the Titans to kill Dionysus but eventually Rhea bring hims back to life. Then Zeus, his father order him to live in a mountain nymphs. Also Dionysus was one of the few people who brought a dead person from the underworld, which was his own mother. He didn’t really know her, but he brought her back to Mount Olympus.

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For example, Dionysus was brave enough to get to the underworld and defeat Thanatos and rescue his mother and bring her back to the Mount Olympus.


“Even though he had never seen Semele he was concerned for her. Eventually he journeyed into the underworld to find her” (greekmyhtology).


Dionysus was anxious about his own mother, even though he didn’t know her. He was willing to risk his life and rescue his mom from the underworld.

Conclusion Statement

Lastly, Dionysus is define as a courageous god that rescued his mother from and the underworld and bring her back alive. Although he is the god of wine and fertilizer, he have done things that define him significant god, such as Dionysus associates in the everday life, with rebirth after death, when he comes back alive and the grape vines turn trimmed and becomes dormant in the winter.

Work Cited

"Dionysus." Dionysus. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.

"Greek Mythology :: Greek Gods :: Greek Goddesses :: Greek Myths." Greek Mythology :: Greek Gods :: Greek Goddesses :: Greek Myths. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.