3.28.2007

Bacchus God of the Vine


Paraphrased from Edith Hamilton's Mythology, on Bacchus/Dionysus:

The God of the Vine could be kind and beneficient, cheering and warming men's hearts, or he could be cruel, driving men to horrible deeds, ugly, degrading, savage & brutal. Women frenzied by Bacchus' powerful wine rushed through woods and over mountains, uttering sharp cries, swept away in a fierce ecstasy, they would tear to pieces the wild creatures they met and devour the shreds of flesh.

Wilderness was their temple.


4 comments:

Sven Bonnichsen said...

Hey! Excellent! This could go in one of two directions...

Elijah Wood as Bacchus, riding atop his Mardi Gras float--

Or Bacchus inflaming his worshippers to rend animals limb-from-limb, eating their sweet gore raw.

(I vote for the second.)

Hila said...

Tee Hee

ladyroche said...

kinky and exciting man :)

Ubatuber said...

I thought you might like that ;)