Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Bacchus.....God of Wine and Orgasmic Debauchery...

Not much is available on the Internet regarding Bacchus. He was the Roman God of Wine, and was later equated with the Greek God of Wine, Dionysus. Much of a Neptune vs Poseidon set up.
Anyhow, once a year on the 16& 17th of March the Romans had a feast in honour of Bacchus called Bachanalia. The Roman Senate banned this feast after a 100 years or so due to the “ sexual and criminal nature” of the orgies. Given the Roman standards of the time, this must have been a sight to behold.
Most of the statutes, artist impressions etc, depict him as a young, plumpy and effeminate person, usually naked or semi-naked, and surrounded by a great multitude of grapes.
Also known as:
God of Wine,
God of Wine, drunkenness and debauchery,
God of Drunkenness,
God of Wine, grape harvest and fermentation.
Caesar (Julius) met his untimely end on the Ides of March, i.e. the 15th of March, a day before Bachanalia. Must be a connection somehow…..

1 comment:

One Wacky Mom said...

I would have loved to have had a drink with him...fascinating guy don't you think? Oh, by the way I tagged you in viralink meme I did on murphy's law........I hope you can do it...don't have to do it right away...just sometime!!