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Dionysus

Yes, clever clogs Martin and Jeni got the ID of our mystery wine drinking and pissing cherub quite correct.

Here’s a brief biog:

Dionysus was born of a virgin on December 25 and, as the Holy Child, was placed in a manger. He was a travelling teacher who performed miracles. He “rode in a triumphal procession on an ass.” He was a sacred king killed and eaten in an eucharistic ritual for fecundity and purification. Dionysus rose from the dead on March 25. He was the God of the Vine, and turned water into wine. He was called “King of Kings” and “God of Gods.” He was considered the “Only Begotten Son,” Savior,” “Redeemer,” “Sin Bearer,” Anointed One,” and the “Alpha and Omega.” He was identified with the Ram or Lamb. His sacrificial title of “Dendrites” or “Young Man of the Tree” intimates he was hung on a tree or crucified.

Jesus Christ! you might say.

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11 Responses

  1. what was your source? i’d like the opportunity to see where this came from. thx
    -mike

  2. Mithras too. It all goes back to Osiris.

  3. actually, i think your greek mythology is a bit ‘corrupted’ by the attempt to besmirch jesus. i went to a greek mythology site and learned that your story here is, well let’s say.. a bit ‘mythical’.
    -mike

  4. “your greek mythology is a bit ‘corrupted’ by the attempt to besmirch jesus … your story here is, well let’s say.. a bit ‘mythical’.”

    PMSL … Yeah, that Jesus myth is dripping in factuality … as my American bud insists on saying!!

  5. I am converted. Praise the Lord.

    Shame unto me that I ever strayed from the true path.

    Sleanthe Mhath!

  6. Given that the list’s author’s name is “rushfan” and another list by the same author demonstrate an adoration of Ronald Reagan, I suspect the author’s relationship with “truth” to be slightly tenuous. But that’s as may be.

    it is a well-known fact that many attributes of the later “establishment” Jesus were added on in an attempt to bring the Roman world under one theological umbrella, the birth and death dates being just one example.

    Interestingly (well, at least to me), a comparison of the written canonical descriptions of the life of Jesus demonstrates that the further away in time the Gospel, the more miraculous the tale.

    For example, Mark (earliest) has neither a birth narrative nor a physical resurrection, but Luke & Matthew have the former and John (the latest) goes into the latter in great detail.

    Then there are the non-canonical Gospels which date much closer to the time of Jesus which are a lot more like Mark in what they don’t contain.

    I fear I may have exceeded reasonable bandwidth on this, so I will end here.

  7. Pedant alert.
    Ought your source to have had “hanged” rather than “hung,” Rab?

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