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  • …in the midst of youths and old persons, I see where the strong divine young man the Hercules toil’d faithfully and long and then died, I see the place of the innocent rich life and hapless fate of the beautiful nocturnal son, the full-limb’d Bacchus, I see Kneph, blooming, drest in blue, with the crown of feathers on his head, I see Hermes, unsuspected, dying, well-belov’d, saying to the people Do not weep for me, This is not my true country, I have lived banish’d from my true country,…

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  • Dionysus is the Greek counterpart to the better known Roman Bacchus.
  • The boy with the wild face is Bacchus...
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia

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