Dionysus

Greek God of Wine & Grape Harvest

Name


Roman name (Bacchus, Liber)

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Job Discription

Dionysus was the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness,religious ecstasy and theatre.

Character Traits

Happy


Kind (to humans)


Poetic

Relationships

Parents: Zeus and Semele


Consort: Ariadne


Siblings: Ares, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hebe, Hermes, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Hephaestus, Perseus, Minos, The Muses, the Graces.

Three Strengths

1) Possesses Superhuman strength that rivals his half brother, Ares, The war god.


2) He is immune to becoming injured/Die.


3) He has longevity which makes him live longer than most gods.

Three Weaknesses

1) He was always paranoid of being found in his childhood.


2) He had spend a large part of his boyhood and youth hiding in various disguises because the goddess Hera wanted to kill him.


3) Hera recognized him and afflicted Dionysus with madness (insanity).

Three Interesting Facts

1) He was the son of Zeus and the mortal Semele, making Dionysus semi-device or a hero.


2) Dionysus was the last god or enter Olympus


3) He was born of fire and nursed by rain. His birth corres[onds to the development of grape: heat ripens and the fruit and water keeps it alive.

Work Cited

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