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The God of Wine

February 27, 2008

This is something that I have always had a question about, who was the god of wine? Was Dionysus the god of wine or Bacchus the god of wine? - Lydia in Milwaukee, WI

The simple answer is that both were. Here is a little ancient history of wine for you. Dionysus was the Greek version of this uninhibited lover of life and drink while Bacchus was the Roman name given to the same deity. They both represented not only the intoxicating power of wine, but also the social and beneficial influences that this strange drink had on society. They were considered to be promoters of civilization, lawgivers and lovers of peace and their divine mission was to bring an end to care and worry.

Both Dionysus and Bacchus were known for the lewd behavior of their followers who worked themselves into a craze during wild festivals and parties. Talk about the perfect place to lose one’s wine virginity. Also, Bacchus was the deity of agriculture and the theatre and he was also known as the Liberator, freeing a person from their normal self, by madness, ecstasy, or wine.

So now you know a little juicy bit of wine trivia that you can tell share with all of your friends, just let them know where you got it and tell them to stop by with their questions and curiosities. A toast to the god of wine!!

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