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  • (mythology) The ancient Greek god of wine, also known as Dionysus.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



BACCHUS, n. A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse
for getting drunk.

Is public worship, then, a sin,
That for devotions paid to Bacchus
The lictors dare to run us in,
And resolutely thump and whack us?

Jorace

- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue



Bac"chus (&?;), n. [L., fr. Gr. Ba`kchos.] (Myth.) The god of wine, son of Jupiter and Semele.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



Bac`chus, son of Zeus and Semele, the god of the vine, and promoter of its culture as well as the civilisation which accompanied it; represented as riding in a car drawn by tame tigers, and carrying a Thyrsus (q. v.); he rendered signal service to Zeus in the war of the gods with the Giants (q. v.). See Dionysus.
- Wikipedia



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