• WordNet 3.6
    • n Dionysus (Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama; the Greek name of Bacchus
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Dionysus In Greek myth, the youthful and beautiful god of wine and the drama. Also called Bacchus. See Bacchus.
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In literature:

From the name 'Nysa,' Bacchus received, in part, his Greek name 'Dionysus.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
According to a Cretan legend the youthful god Zeus-Dionysus was suckled by a sow.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
Thus Attis became one with the Dionysus-Sabazius of the conquerors, or at least assumed some of his characteristics.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
Dionysus passed an innocent and uneventful childhood, roaming through the woods and forests, surrounded by nymphs, satyrs, and shepherds.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
What would be thought necessary to establish a man as a first-rate double for Dionysus?
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
But the pure, virtuous and strong proceed direct to the Sun of Dionysus.
"Reincarnation and the Law of Karma" by William Walker Atkinson
Few are the thyrsus-bearers; And sole is Dionysus.
"Spectra" by Arthur Ficke
The process of development of a god's character is illustrated with special clearness by the history of Dionysus.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
It lay at the east side of the theatre of Dionysus.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
You are sententious, Dionysus.
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse

In poetry:

Christ follows Dionysus,
Phallic and ambrosial
Made way for macerations;
Caliban casts out Ariel.
"E.P. Ode Pour L'election De Son Sepulchre" by Ezra Pound
The poet is speechless. What a disaster!
No time now for our glorious king
Mithridates, Dionysus and Eupator,
to occupy himself with greek poems.
In the midst of a war — imagine, greek poems.
"Darius" by Constantine P Cavafy
Triumphal return to Simla of the Investigators, attired after
the manner of Dionysus, leading a pet tiger-cub in wreaths
of rhubarb-leaves, symbolical of India under medical treatment.
They sing: —
"The Masque of Plenty" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

The War Between Apollo and Dionysus .
The Krewe of Dionysus recently held a men's night out at the Landing on US 90.
See all past events at Dionysus .
How in (a Greek) god's name can the Rude Mechs re-create ' Dionysus in 69' in '09.
" Dionysus taught me everything I know.".
Dionysus (Eddie Gonzalez) and Chorus in The Bacchae.
JP Munro 's Dionysus in India.
Check out the neat new group of well-priced, "unoaked" chardonnays such as the super crisp 2010 Dionysus Vineyard from Washington ($12).
The conceit is that we're watching one Aeroganteus's The God of War at a festival of Dionysus circa 500 BC.

In science:

Among the publicly available software: both Dionysus, jPlex, and javaPlex all produce a computational interface in which a particular run is computed in its entirety, and the internal state subsequently discarded.
Interleaved computation for persistent homology