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Anthesteria 101

posted 8th Sep 2020, 8:00 PM

Anthesteria 101
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8th Sep 2020, 8:00 PM


The bull horns are not just a wink to the Minoan civilization. Dionysos was in fact sometimes associated with the bull. In Euripides’ play the Bacchae, he is called "the god with ox’s horns" (translated by Ian Johnston), and when king Pentheus sees him in his true form (I assume) he says:

"And you look like a bull leading me out here,
with those horns growing from your head.
Were you once upon a time a beast?
It’s certain now you’ve changed into a bull."

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20th Nov 2020, 5:58 PM

Johanna (Guest)

I just realized that they have the same nose! Guess he got something from you after all!

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3rd Feb 2021, 11:34 PM

bbb35 (Guest)

Awwww sweet Persephone.

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