|God:||Wine, Mysteries, Drunkenness, Leisure, Fertility, Ecstasy, Vegetation, Drama, Song, Madness, Grapes, Joy, Gardens, Festivity, Celebration, Merriment, Tragedy, Comedy|
Priapos (Son by Aphrodite) Thaos, Oenopion, Staphylus (Sons by Ariadne)
Thyrsos (his pinecone-tipped scepter that caused madness and drunkenness)
|First appearance:||Little Box of Horrors|
|Portrayed by:||Michael Dangerfield|
Dionysus is the God of wine and leisure. Pot-bellied and sporting a receding hairline, glasses-wearing resident chemist of the Gods. The Romans called him both Bacchus and Liber.
In the Series Edit
He manages to develop a cure for the Sleeper plague that was released from Pandora's Box. Dionysus believes that every mistake you make will result you to become more knowledgeable. Odie is slightly doubtful about this.
Dionysus was the son of Semele, princess of Thebes and granddaughter of Harmony, and Zeus, king of the gods. Hera, jealous of Zeus' affair, killed Semele with a thunderbolt after she gave birth to Dionysus. Hermes took the infant Dionysus and had him raised by his daughters, the Maenads. As Dionysus grew up, he learned how to make wine and taught it to mankind.
Hera found him and send him into a madness. Rhea, mother of Hera and goddess of fertility, cured him and he wound up in Egypt. Then Zeus blessed Dionysus with immortality and invited him to live on Mount Olympus. The goddess Hestia, tired of the gods' fights, gave up her seat to Dionysus.