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Bacchus (wine god)

The Roman god Bacchus corresponds to the Greek god Dionysos (see there) and was adopted more or less one by one by the Romans. Its name derives from Bakchos (caller, shouting), as it was called because of the noise caused by its exuberant retinue. Bacchus is the Roman god of fertility and ecstasy, of wine and viticulture. Its external attributes are the one with ivy and vines encircled thyrsos (Fertility symbol) and the kantharos (Drinking vessel for wine). He travels accompanied by God Pan cited satyrs (Mixed beings of man and goat as representatives of boisterous drivenness and fertility daemons devoted to dance and wine) as well as nymphs the lands.

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