Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Naissance de Baccus

  • 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. When Jupiter appeared to her the way he really was,…