Tag Archives: DIONYSUS

METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (Z)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  5/11/2018) GENERAL CULT1 Herodotus, Histories 2. 49 (trans. Godley) (Greek historian C5th B.C.) :“Melampos [a mythical seer] was the one who taught the Greeks the name of Dionysos and the way of sacrificing to him and the … Continue reading

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EPIPHANEIA & THEOPHANEIA or DIONYSUS&JESUS (d)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 3/4/19) Jesus and Dionysus: Post-Lukan connections Authors continued to exploit the connections between Jesus and Dionysus after the composition of Luke, and perhaps this choice was even influenced by the Gospel itself. Jensen notes a Hellenistic shift … Continue reading

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EPIPHANEIA & THEOPHANEIA or DIONYSUS&JESUS (c)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 3/3/18) Methodology To support the case for Luke’s evocation of Dionysus, I shall utilize MacDonald’s criteria for determining mimesis, or an author’s intentional evocation of other texts. To strengthen the argument for a text’s dependence on an … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (CT)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  15/08/2017) DIONYSUS WRATH : THE CADMEIDES The three sisters of Semele, Agaue, Autonoe and Ino appear to have suffered their family calamities as punishment for slandering Dionysos’ mother Semele after her death. The son of Agaue, Pentheus … Continue reading

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EPIPHANEIA & THEOPHANEIA or DIONYSUS&JESUS (b)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 7/01/17) Dionysus in Acts Scholars have previously discussed the Dionysiac presence in Acts, which is particularly tied to Euripides’ Bacchae. Otto Weinreich argues that Acts is directly dependent on the text of the Bacchae, 19 and other … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (E)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  24/02/2016) V. PENTHEUS IS TORN APART BY HIS MOTHER & THE BAKKHAI ON MT KITHAIRON Euripides, Bacchae 990 ff :“Chorus [of Bakkhai] : Go to the mountain, go, fleet hounds of Lyssa (Madness), where the daughters of … Continue reading

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EPIPHANEIA & THEOPHANEIA or DIONYSUS&JESUS (a)

“HEALING STEPS”: JESUS’ DIONYSIAC TOUR IN LUKE INTRODUCTION In both redaction and use of special material, Luke presents Jesus as a new andimproved Dionysus. Luke’s correlation of the two divinities is an apologia designed toreassure Christians and potential converts that … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (D)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  23/05/2015) DIONYSOS WRATH: PENTHEUS (EURIPIDES) The story of Dionysos’ punishment of the sacriligeous Pentheus is most fully described in Euripides’ play the Bacchae. Selected passages are quoted below (the work is not quoted in its entirety). I) … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (C)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 1/05/2014) DIONYSOS WRATH: LYKOURGOS LOCALE: Edonia, Thrake (North of Greece) Homer, Iliad 6. 129 ff (trans. Lattimore) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) :“I will not fight against any god of the heaven, since even the son of Dryas, … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY FROM DIONYSUS TO THEOPHANY FOR IASUS (MOIRA Ztel)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  7/01/14) 12.20 The Passion Drama of the Dying God But the splendor of the god, to whom all of the treasure rooms of the world have been opened, is overcast suddenly by a profound darkness. Behind the … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 15/02/2013) DIONYSUS MYTHS SUMMARY I APOLLODORUS Several ancient poets and writers attempted to arrange the mythology of Dionysos into a tidy chronological narrative. However, these were artificial constructs–the stories were, for the most part, a loose collection … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY FROM DIONYSUS TO THEOPHANY FOR IASUS (MOIRA CT)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  20/08/13) 12.14 The God of the Women Women make up the intimate surroundings and retinue of Dionysus. He, himself, has something feminine in his nature. To be sure, he is in no way a weakling but a … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY FROM DIONYSUS TO THEOPHANY FOR IASUS (MOIRA E)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  4/02/13) 12.11 The Ancient Fertility Deity Despite the blame placed on Hera, the myth is telling of the son of a king who is given the scepter of kingship and placed on the throne as the last … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY FROM DIONYSUS TO THEOPHANY FOR IASUS (MOIRA D)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  4/02/13) 12.11 The Ancient Fertility Deity Despite the blame placed on Hera, the myth is telling of the son of a king who is given the scepter of kingship and placed on the throne as the last … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (A)

  DIONYSOS (or Dionysus) was the great Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity. He was depicted as either an older bearded god or a pretty effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes included the thyrsos (a pine-cone tipped staff), drinking … Continue reading

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