10 Plays Characters

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Dionysus is the Greek god of wine, revelry, and theater. His followers drink wine and engage in all sorts of sordid activity. He carries a Thyrsus, a stick with a kind of pinecone on the end and wears furs. Some of his women followers, known as Maenads, can become mad with spirit of the god and tear animals and people apart. They will also often eat raw flesh and drink wine, believing that they are thereby eating the body and drinking the blood of the reborn god, Dionysus. Dionysus is the son of the god Zeus and Semele, daughter of Cadmus of Thebes. Hera, after finding out that Zeus has impregnated another mortal, has Semele burnt. In many stories, Dionysus dies and is reborn. This story is related to many Greek mystery cults that worshipped Dionysus.

Dionysus is also the god of theater and the Greek tragedies were...

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