Dionysus

God of Wine

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Dionysus is the god of wine. The name "Dionysus" comes from the Greek (Dios) meaning "of Zeus" combined with (Nysa) the name of a legendary mountain. This God is also known as Bacchus. Bacchus is what the Romans commonly called him. Dionysus is the son of Zeus and Semele. He is the only God that has a mortal parent (Semele).

This is Semele, Mother of Dionysus. Semele is a mortal woman that caught the eye of Zeus and got pregnant with Dionysus. Little did she know that Zeus was married to Hera.  Hera found out about this affair shortly after and wanted to get her revenge on Semele and her unborn child. Hera then disguised herself as the housemaid and convinced Semele to get Zeus to reveal that he was a god to her. Hera knowing that Zeus' powers would kill Semele.

Immediately after Semele was killed Zeus tore the unborn child out of Semele's stomach and sewed the fetus into his thigh and kept him there until he was mature enough to live without being attached to Zeus.

Hera sent men to attack and murder Dionysus. When he was killed, he was chopped into pieces. His remains were taken by the attackers and along with Hera, Dionysus' remains were cooked and eaten.

Hera, Samantha Greene

This is Hera, Wife of Zeus. Killer of Semele and Dionysus.

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Thanks so much for your help when Hephaestus was parading me around and rubbing it in that he was with Aphrodite instead of me...what a great half-brother you are... ~Ares

2 years ago
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Sorry about your mom, but hey, at least I sewed you to my thigh. That didn't tickle... - Zeus

2 years ago
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I need some wine to deal with Zeus everyday

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Hera

2 years ago
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Hello grandson -Hades

2 years ago
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hey, im getting very stressed out, can you drop off some wine? -Artemis

2 years ago
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nice you got more information about,me (artemis) that is true
I hope that you join the archery club with me,ok sweetie!

2 years ago
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you got more information about me (artemis) that's true Idon't you want to join archery and watch the moon, with me, sweetie!

2 years ago
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It's tiring being the messenger we should go sit down and have a glass of wine -Hermes