A Greek god, son of Zeus and Semele; his worship entered Greece from Thrace circa 1000 bc. Originally a god of the fertility of nature, associated with wild and ecstatic religious rites, in later traditions he is a god of wine who loosens inhibitions and inspires creativity in music and poetry. Also called Bacchus.
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