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ˈbæk əsBac·chus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bacchusnoun

    (classical mythology) god of wine; equivalent of Dionysus

Wiktionary

  1. Bacchusnoun

    The Roman name for Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and vivid social gatherings.

    Etymology: From the Bacchus, from the .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bacchusnoun

    the god of wine, son of Jupiter and Semele

Freebase

  1. Bacchus

    Bacchus is a comics character created by Eddie Campbell and based upon the Roman god of wine and revelry, known to the Greeks as Dionysus.

Mythology

  1. Bacchus

    (Bac′chus), the god of wine, was the son of Jupiter and Semele. He is said to have married Ariadne, daughter of Minos, King of Crete, after she was deserted by Theseus. The most distinguished of his children is Hymen, the god of marriage. Bacchus is sometimes referred to under the names of Dionysius, Biformis, Brisaeus, Iacchus, Lenaeus, Lyceus, Liber, and Liber Pater, the symbol of liberty. The god of wine is usually represented as crowned with vine and ivy leaves. In his left hand is a thyrsus, a kind of javelin, having a fir cone for the head, and being encircled with ivy or vine. His chariot is drawn by lions, tigers, or panthers.

    “Jolly Bacchus, god of pleasure, Charmed the world with drink and dances.” (T. Parnell, 1700.)

Who Was Who?

  1. Bacchus

    Patron saint of most men benefactor, a jolly good fellow, and the founder of the "morning after" feeling. Studied vine raising when a young man. Discovered that grapes were not intended for a food. Invented the greatest pleasure and pain giver the world has ever seen. Became a traveler. Introduced ale and stout in England, whiskey in Scotland, everything in Ireland, cocktails and patent medicines in the United States, beer in Germany, champagne in France, absinthe in France, and vodka in Russia. Career: Magnificent. Recreation: Paris. Address: Greece. Clubs: All, except W. C. T. U. Epitaph: He Will Live In The Throats Of His Countrymen.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bacchus in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bacchus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Bacchus in a Sentence

  1. Leatrice Eiseman:

    This belief started in ancient times, as it was seen as the color reflective of love, both earthly and heavenly. Greek muses wore orange, as did Bacchus, the pagan Roman god, in general terms, a color ascribed to a god perpetuated the hope and belief of immortality.

  2. Thomas Fuller:

    Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.

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