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Pagan Musings
We're of the old religion, sired of Time, and born of our beloved Earth Mother. For too long the people have trodden a stony path that goes only onward beneath a sky that goes only upwards. The Horned God plays in a lonely glade for the people are scattered...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: Middle Kingdom
First Intermediate - Middle Kingdom (ca 2181 -1786 bc.) The powers that built the solar temples of the 5th dynasty and the pyramids of the 6th dynasty weakened towards the end of the Old Kingdom, perhaps as a result of eroding economics, leaving the King less...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
Mother Of The Gods And The Father Of The Gael
There is no surviving, or as yet translated, Creation story within Irish mythology. We learn from the Lebor Gabala Erenn, a text from the Christian Middle Ages, of the Tuatha De Danann, or "People of the Goddess Danu", who came to Ireland either...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
King Pentheus and his fateful encounter with the god Dionysus
The story of king Pentheus and his fateful encounter with the god Dionysus is both horrifying and carries a certain warning. There arrived one day in Thebes a dancing god of great beauty and magnetism. So strong was his pull that all the women in that town...
Deities & Heros >> Greek
Astrology >> Pisces
Dionysos – A Gift of Abundance and Divine Inspiration
At the end of the summer the four elements have worked their alchemy; a good balance between fertile earth, air of the right temperature, the fire of the sun and gentle rain showers will now have resulted in an abundant harvest. Flowers proudly open up to the...
Deities & Heros >> Greek

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Asia under the Sign of Woman;
Classical Greek tragedy and the inner world
in Thebes amid ongoing Bacchic rites which. Pentheus resents and attempts to stop.
1 Julia Hornig TF: Katie Deutsch Dionysus and Pentheus: Binding
Pentheus of performing Bacchic rites and honoring the god Dionysus, a god Pentheus does not acknowledge exists.
Scythian and Spartan Analogies in Herodotos' Representation: Rites
bakceúein péri çEllhsi o¬neidízousi). In Plato's Laws, Megillos claims that. Spartan men did not engage in Bacchic rites either (Leg.

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The Myth of Tolerant Paganism
As to Druids and the Bacchic rites, those were both persecuted due to civic or political reasons. The Druids were political leaders among the Gauls and were fomenting rebellion against the Empire.

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Dionysian Mysteries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The public rites are believed to be the older of the two.
Dionysus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bacchus: Definition from
Divine Drunks
The Eleusinian and Bacchic Mysteries: Introduction
Indeed, Herodotus asserts that “the rites called Orphic and Bacchic are in reality Egyptian and Pythagorean.

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