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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, […]