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Birth of Bacchus

 George Dunea Bacchus (Dionysus), god of wine, fertility, and ritual or religious ecstasies, was born under trying circumstances. His mother, Semele, already with child from Jupiter, was induced by a jealous Juno to insist he visit her as a god, not disguised as a mortal. Naissance de Baccus, Nicolas Poussin, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, […]