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Dionysus

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Universe
Marvel Universe

Real Name
Dionysus Acratophorus

Aliases
Dion, Bacchus (Roman name), "Lame god" (literal translaation), "Twice-born," the Liberator

Identity
No dual identity

Citizenship
Olympus

Place of Birth
Mount Pramnos, Doliche (modern-day Icaria, Grece) and Olympus

First Appearance
(Bacchus) Venus #4 (1949); (Dionysus) Thor #129 (1966)

When Zeus impregnated mortal Princess Semele, Zeus' wife Hera tricked Semele into asking to see Zeus' true glory, which annihilated her. The fetus was carried to term in Zeus' thigh, earning Dionysus the title "Twice-born." Dionysus was raised in secret by the Hyades (rain nymphs) of Mount Nysa and by his aunt Ino, later the goddess Leucothea. The Hyades planned to make Dionysus Immortal, but Hera gave him wandering madness; he traveled Asia, teaching mortals to cultivate grapes. His companions were satyrs, led by Silenus, and the Maenads, women who experienced Dionysus' joy.


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