the god of wine; Dionysus.
Contemporary Examples

Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees was named King of the Bacchus Krewe at this year’s Mardi Gras.
Kings of Mardi Gras The Daily Beast February 15, 2010

I guess we know how Bacchus kept his title as the god of wine and intoxication.
History’s Craziest Hangover Cures Justin Jones December 29, 2014

Historical Examples

And in the evening a fête where they carry a child got up as Bacchus, and seated on a barrel with a wine-cup.
Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99., September 20, 1890 Various

Here came my morning school, for the first time, under Bacchus’ conduct.
Letters from Port Royal Various

Bacchus was speechless for some moments, but at last made out to call Phillis, who came to the door to see what was the trouble.
Aunt Phillis’s Cabin Mary H. Eastman

All sense of humour fled him when hammerlocked with Bacchus.
Athalie Robert W. Chambers

Finally, excited by the rites of Bacchus, one of them exclaimed, “See yonder our despiser!”
The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911) Charles Mills Gayley

The theatre at the base of the Acropolis was consecrated to Bacchus.
Christianity and Greek Philosophy Benjamin Franklin Cocker

At last I finished Bacchus—after devoting many days and months to it.
My Recollections Jules Massenet

So he put the disciple of Bacchus on the slide, and started in alone.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14) Elbert Hubbard

(in ancient Greece and Rome) a god of wine and giver of ecstasy, identified with Dionysus

Greek god of wine and revelry, late 15c., from Latin Bacchus, from Greek Bakkhos, perhaps related to Latin bacca “berry, olive-berry, bead, pearl.” Perhaps originally a Thracian fertility god.
Bacchus [(bak-uhs)]

The Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry. He is also known by the Greek name Dionysus.

Note: In painting, Bacchus is often depicted eating a bunch of grapes and surrounded by satyrs.

Note: A “bacchanalian” party or feast is marked by unrestrained drunkenness. The name recalls a Roman festival called Bacchanalia.


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