Dionysus , also spelled Dionysos , also called Bacchus or in Rome Liber Pater , in Greco-Roman religion, a nature god of fruitfulness and vegetation, especially known as a god of wine and ecstasy. The occurrence of his name on a Linear B tablet 13th century bce shows that he was already worshipped in the Mycenaean period, although it is not known where his cult originated. In all the legends of his cult, he is depicted as having foreign origins. Dionysus was the son of Zeus and Semele , a daughter of Cadmus king of Thebes. Zeus complied, but his power was too great for the mortal Semele, who was blasted with thunderbolts. However, Zeus saved his son by sewing him up in his thigh and keeping him there until he reached maturity, so that he was twice born. Dionysus was then conveyed by the god Hermes to be brought up by the bacchantes maenads , or thyiads of Nysa, a purely imaginary spot. As Dionysus apparently represented the sap, juice, or lifeblood element in nature, lavish festal orgia rites in his honour were widely instituted. These Dionysia Bacchanalia quickly won converts among women.
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Bacchus was the Roman god of agriculture , wine and fertility, equivalent to the Greek god Dionysus. Dionysius was said to be the last god to join the twelve Olympians. Supposedly, Hestia gave up her seat for him. His plants were vines and twirling ivy. He carried a pinecone-topped staff, and his followers were goat-footed Satyr s and Maenads, wild women who danced energetically during his festivals. Bacchus is the son of Jupiter. Since she was a mortal, she was burned up by the sight of Jupiter in his divine form. So Jupiter sewed the infant Bacchus into his thigh, and gave birth to him nine months later.
The Roman god of wine and viticulture, Bacchus was the bringer of ecstasies and inducer of frenzied states such as creativity and religious devotion. The Romans believed that Bacchus operated through inducing a state of drunkenness into his vessels; this state freed the inebriated from social conventions and allowed new ways of thinking and acting. Ultimately, the Roman version of Bacchus was a freewheeling lover of revelry who gave wine and granted drunkenness to all who wished for it. That word Bakkhos was itself derived from the term bakkheia , a Greek word used to describe the frenzied, ecstatic state that the god produced in people.
Established in , Bacchus has been operating staunchly at the basement of Paragon for more than 2 decades. The shop is well-known for providing an outstanding and varied selection of wines. As a result of the vast collection, the shop is tightly packed with wines and customers can browse the available collection at their leisure. If you wish to skip the discovery process, just approach Bacchus wine owner, Don Tay , who has almost the entire wine inventory of Bacchus stored in his head and has been in the wine industry for more than 40 years. Many of his longstanding customers have become his good friends after countless sessions bonding over the same unfailing passion - food and wine. In Meininger's Wine Business International, a global wine business publication, writer Jenny Tan astutely named "Bacchus" wine shop as the best wine retailer in "Who's Who in Singapore" article on 23 rd August