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Dionysus


Dionysus is the Greek counterpart to the better known Roman Bacchus.
  Greek mythology:  god of wine and fertility and drama
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  • Dionysus is the Greek counterpart to the better known Roman Bacchus.
  • When we got to camp, the centaurs were anxious to meet Dionysus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Dormant grapevines festooned the dining area—no doubt the work of my old friend Dionysus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Dakota shared Kool-Aid with the kids from the Dionysus cabin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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  • And he renewed the flame of his lance with a gesture which made one think of Dionysus of Crete.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • By the way, December 25 is also the birthday of Osiris, Adonis, and Dionysus.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Even Dionysus must help out.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • It’s like the gods have sealed themselves off Even my mom won’t answer my prayers, and our camp director, Dionysus, was recalled.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Around the table, people were trying not to laugh—the Stoll brothers, Pollux from the Dionysus cabin, Katie Gardner from Demeter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Old Dionysus isn’t really mad.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief

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  • But I’m sure Dionysus will not hold a grudge just because of a little, ah, misunderstanding.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • She knew the god in his Greek form, Dionysus—or Mr. D, as they called him back at Camp Half-Blood.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • He showed him the theatre of Dionysus and explained in what order the people sat, and how beyond they could see the blue Aegean.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • When we last met, you had the help of Hercules and Dionysus—the most powerful heroes in the world, both of them destined to become gods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • And in this pillage of the loaded shelves, he found himself wedged firmly into the grotesque pattern of Protestant fiction which yields the rewards of Dionysus to the loyal disciples of John Calvin, panting and praying in a breath, guarding the plumtree with the altar fires, outdoing the pagan harlot with the sanctified hussy.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • 1) Thou by many names adored, Child of Zeus the God of thunder, Of a Theban bride the wonder, Fair Italia’s guardian lord; In the deep-embosomed glades Of the Eleusinian Queen Haunt of revelers, men and maids, Dionysus, thou art seen.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • ] Then in the morning, I put away my books on the cultural shelf, close up the kodachrome snaps of Mount Olympus, touch my reproduction statue of Dionysus for luck—and go off to hospital to treat him for insanity.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • Artemis killed her first
    on wave-washed Dia’s shores, accused by Dionysus.
    And I saw Clymene, Maera and loathsome Eriphyle-
    bribed with a golden necklace
    to lure her lawful husband to his death ….
    But the whole cortege I could never tally, never name,
    not all the daughters and wives of great men I saw there.
    Long before that, the godsent night would ebb away.
    But the time has come for sleep, either with friends
    aboard your swift ship or here in your own house.
    My passage home…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The other cabins filed in: Demeter, Apollo, Aphrodite, Dionysus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • "Dionysus," Percy muttered.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Mr. D’s real name is Dionysus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • If Dionysus was gone, that was the best news I’d had all day.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • "Dionysus," I explained.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • "At Camp Half-Blood," Percy said, "I know you as Mr. D—Dionysus."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • She hauled me out of the Big House before Dionysus could remember that he wanted to kill me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Dionysus and the Council of Cloven Elders must decide.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Dionysus and Chiron didn’t need a landline.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • His tone made it obvious that he and Dionysus had already discussed me at length.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • I didn’t need to make Dionysus mad, too.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • I was used to seeing Dionysus by the fireplace, playing cards and eating grapes and griping at satyrs, but Mr. D was still away.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Dionysus could make Diet Coke appear out of thin air.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Chiron and Dionysus stopped you.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • On the other hand, if Dionysus had gotten off his butt and actually started helping the gods recruit against the Titan threat, things must be looking pretty bad.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Dionysus, right?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Ephialtes and Otis …. well, together they were sort of the anti-Dionysus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Oh, of course they wanted to kill Dionysus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • On special assignment here until, well, until my Lord Dionysus decides otherwise.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Dionysus snapped his fingers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • "Go on, then, old fellow," Dionysus said, a strange sparkle in his eyes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • "Ah, well," Dionysus said, his voice dripping with false sympathy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • "Oh, go sit down, Johnson," Dionysus sighed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Dionysus was an overgrown brat, but he was an immortal, superpowerful overgrown brat.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Dionysus clapped politely, leading to some halfhearted applause from the satyrs.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • "Dionysus is calling a council of cabin leaders to discuss the prophecy," she said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Dionysus waved his hand and supplied snacks: Cheez Whiz, crackers, and several bottles of red wine.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Dionysus raised his eyebrows.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • "Oh, joy," Dionysus muttered.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Everybody looked at Dionysus, I guess because he was the only god present and gods are supposed to know things.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • There was my dad, Poseidon, with his trident, holding out grapes for Dionysus to turn into wine.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Dionysus was not that handsome, and Hermes’s nose wasn’t that big.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
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