The chaste woman will not be defiled by Bacchic rites
Here is another excellent piece about Dionysos. I’ve always loved the title quote, which is from Euripides’ play “The Bacchae.” Also, check out this post too: https://thehouseofvines.com/2022/01/22/bakcheia-for-the-barbarians/ as well as the one below.
Another older piece, but the themes are relevant so I’m reposting it.
So there’s a discussion playing out on Tumblr about whether all the Gods love all people which was started by someone’s comment that Aphrodite hates asexuals, based on a rather shallow reading of Euripides’ play Hippolytos. Not going to comment on any of that, though in passing someone remarked:
Also I think people forget about Dionysus?? Like he is the God of sex and wine. Although I don’t think he would out right smite them, but I think he’ll try to tempt them.
Which I will address, as it touches on something that I think a lot of people, including really smart and seriously devoted people, tend to overlook when it comes to him.
Dionysos is paradox.
Just about everything one can say about him is true, and it’s complete negation is also true.
This is something…
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