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wine gods

In many peoples of the antiquity There was a God of its own for the wine, often in connection with love, zest for life, fertility, ecstasy and boisterous drinking pleasure. In the ancient myths and religious works, many of these gods are given a corresponding symbol, for example a wine cup Rebstock or one grape shown. These gods (or even the gods like famous rulers) brought the people the wine as a divine gift.

Weingötter - Bacchus, Dionysus, Osiris, Schiwa

That is why wine is in almost all religions the world a sacred and godly medium, with which one in a mystical way and also often excessive enjoyment a relationship with God (or the gods) made. The most famous wine gods are probably the Roman Bacchus and the Greek Dionysos, The most famous gods and rulers of various peoples in the context of wine worshiped as gods are:

As a patron saint of winegrowing, there are many per country and area wine Saints, See also the topic under alcohol ban. Bible. Customs in viticulture. Eucharist. church. chalice. altar wine and drinking culture,

Bacchus: By Caravaggio , public domain, link
Dionysos: From Jack 1956 , CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link
Shiva: By Deepak Gupta, CC BY-SA 2.0 , Link

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