Dionysus/Bacchus

He is often deen in artworks with Ivy Vines.
He is often deen in artworks with Ivy Vines.

Dionysos was kidnapped by the Titans, who lured him with marvellous toys. While he is gazing at his own image in a mirror, the Titans slice his throat with a sacrificial knife. The child-Dionysos is then cut up into pieces.

He is known as the deity of wine and orgiastic love.


Names

Known to the Greeks as Dionysus and as Bacchus to the Romans.

“From Egypt the Mysteries went to Phonecia and were celebrated at Tyre. Osiris changed his name and became Adonai or Dionusus, still the representative of the Sun. In Greece and Sicily, Osiris took the name of Bacchus.”
Albert Pike 33°: “Morals and Dogma” [p. 363]

The Osirian Mysteries parallel the Dionysian Mysteries.

“…the murder of Dionysus by the Titans was commemorated in which legend he is evidently identified with the Egyptian Osiris, who was slain by his brother Typhon.”- Mackey Encylopedia of Freemasonry

” …Horus, the son of Osiris, called by the Greeks Apollo. He deposed Typhon, and ruled over Egypt as its last god-king. Osiris is named Dionysus (Bacchus) by the Greeks.” – Herodotus THE HISTORY : L.1, C.144. CHAPTER 144

“the place where Osiris, the Egyptian Zagreus or Bacchus, was born, was Mount Sinai, which is called by the Egyptians Mount Nissa” – The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy By H. P. Blavatsky, Annie Besant  pg. 280


“(In the Arthurian Legend) ..Galahad is Dionysus … – Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P.Hall

 

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