God of Wine and Intoxication
Who was Bacchus?
Grape Vine Introduced to The World
Cult of Bacchus
The followers of Bacchus were called Bacchae. The Bacchae believed in pretty much drinking wine very frequently and becoming intoxicated. The Bacchae held celebrations to worship Bacchus. These parties/celebrations basically only had two things involved, drinking tons of wine, and having Orgies. These celebrations were banned in 186 B.C. Due to violence.
Bacchus would also enslave mortals and fight them to the death. His first mortal opponent was Lycurgus, king of the Edonians in Thrace. Lycurgus drove Bacchus away, chasing him and finally catching him. Lycrugus imprisoned Bacchus and treated him poorly.