Dionysus Olympian Pendant
The ancient god of wine and ecstacy, Dionysus is depicted in a coin-style medallion. The front side shows the god's head in profile. The reverse side has a bundle of grapes, one of the symbols of Dionysus.
Made in the United States of lead-free pewter. Pendant comes on a descriptive card with a black woven cord.
Symbols of Dionysus: Thyrsus, Wine
Attributes of Dionysus: Hospitality, Jubilation
Dimensions: Approx. .8 in (diameter)
The twelve Olympians are the most important deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons. Each presides over a different aspect of life, from love and family to craftsmanship and trade. We're proud to offer this series of twelve medallion pendants for devotional and magickal use.
Our Olympian pendants are inspired by real classical artifacts and cast in fine lead-free pewter. Choose a pendant representing your patron or matron deity, or collect them all!
Dionysus is the Greek god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theater and religious ecstasy. In Greek mythology, he is the son of Zeus and the mortal Semele, the daughter of the king of Thebes. Alcohol, especially wine, played an important role in Greek culture. His Roman name is Bacchus based on the word bakkheia, the frenzy he induces.
He is also known as Eleutherios ("the liberator"), whose wine, music, and ecstatic dance frees his followers from self-conscious fear and care, and subverts the oppressive restraints of the powerful. Those who partake of his mysteries are said to be empowered by the god himself. He remains and inspiration to artists, philosophers, and writers even in modern times.