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@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-05-18 09:02:00
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It's the #DayOfDionysos here at Erotic Mythology! 🍇
"But the god changed into a dreadful lion there on the ship and roared loudly: And so the sailors fled into the stern and crowded about the helmsman, until suddenly the lion sprang upon the master and seized him; and when the sailors saw it they leapt overboard into the bright sea."
Homeric Hymn 7
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Mosaic of Dionysos, Silenos, and the Tyrrhenian pirates. Dionysos and Silenos are aboard a ship, a leopard leaping after the pirates who jumped into the sea and are in the process of being changed into dolpins.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-06-15 09:21:02
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It's the #DayOfDionysos here at Erotic Mythology! 🍇
"Mountain-roaming #Dionysos carried off the fair #Adonis,
And ravished him, and reaped a wondrous joy."
Plutarch, …

Marble sculpure of Adonis lying dead or dying. His face is serene and no injuries can be seen, so that the onlooker might think he is just asleep.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-05-11 14:36:53
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It's the #DayOfDionysos here at Erotic Mythology! 🍇
"Note that the ancients used the word phlyein (to luxuriate) of an abundant yield of fruit. So they called #Dionysos Phleon (the luxuriant), Protrygaios (the first at the vintage), Staphylites (the god of the grape), Omphakite…

A relief of Dionysos carrying his thyrsos staff over his shoulder from which several clusters of grapes hang. There are traces of reddish colour left in the god's hair and head scarf.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-06-08 09:31:01
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It's the #DayOfDionysos here at Erotic Mythology! 🍇
"#Dionysos was loved by #Chiron, from whom he learned songs and dances, the bacchic rites and initiations."
Ptolemaios …

Black-figure vase painting suggested to be Achilles riding Chiron. The centaur is depicted with human front legs and a beard. A youth is riding on his equestrian back, possibly Achilles or any other of his numerous wards.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-05-04 10:45:34
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It's the #DayOfDionysos here at Erotic Mythology! 🍇
"In the Erythraian Sea, the daughters of Nereus cherished #Dionysos at their table, in their halls deep down under the waves [...] So he remained in the hall deep down in the waves under the waters, and he lay sprawled among t…

Mosaic of Dionysos holding his thyrsos and a drinking horn as he stands in a chariot pulled over the waves by centaurs and lynxes. His foster father, the old satyr Silenos, is standing beside him.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-06-01 13:30:20
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It's the #DayOfDionysos here at Erotic Mythology! 🍇
"Beardless #Ampelos, they say, a Nymph's and a Satyr's son, was loved by #Bacchus [Dionysos] on Ismarian hills. He truste…

Roman onyx cameo depicting the god Bacchus in the nude, his arm slung around his satyr friend. The satyr is wearing a kilt around his looins and holds the god's thyrsos as he gazes adoringly at him. The image is worked in white on a brown background.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-04-27 15:46:08
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It's the #DayOfDionysos here at Erotic Mythology! 🍇
"They say that when Ariadne wed Liber [Dionysos] on the island of Dia [Naxos], and all the gods gave her wedding gifts, she first received this crown as a gift from Venus [#Aphrodite] and the Horae (Seasons)."
Pseud…

Red-figure vase painting of Dionysos and Ariadne sitting together, having a good time. Dionysos is holding his thyrsos, a staff tipped with a pine cone in his left arm and a kantharos cup in his right. He has long, curly hair flowing over his shoulders. Ariadne is looking at her husband with a smile, tugging at her transparent dress. She is wearing a crown, possibly the gift from Aphrodite.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-05-25 14:49:32
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It's the #DayOfDionysos here at Erotic Mythology! 🍇
""I will tell of #Dionysos, the son of glorious Semele, how he appeared on a jutting headland by the shore of the fruitless sea, seeming like a stripling in the first flush of manhood: his rich, dark hair was waving about…

Photo of a tapestry depicting the god Dionysos with grapevine in his hair, his dark hair flowing down over his shoulders, and a purple robe hanging from his left arm that he has raised to touch his head in a pose typical of his brother Apollon. The god is naked, with little dots painting a circle around his nipples.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-04-20 13:40:40
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It's the #DayOfDionysos here at Erotic Mythology! 🍇
"Receive this god [#Dionysos] . . . For he is great in other respects, and they say this too of him, as I hear, that he gives to mortals the vine that puts an end to grief. Without wine there is no longer Kypris [

Red-figure vase painting of Eros, who adjusts a kottabos stand, and Dionysos, who reclines on couch, his lower body richly draped, holding a thyrsos in his left hand and a wine cup in his right.