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A Bacchus is an Ancient hedonist Fae.

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Roman is a Bacchus.


  • It was believed that Samir was a type of bacchnalian Fae without classification, based on a tweet from Peter Mohan, co-Executive Producer/Showrunner of Season 1.[1]
  • In Greek mythology, Dionysus (Bacchus in Roman mythology) was the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy. His origins are uncertain, and his cults took many forms; some are described by ancient sources as Thracian, others as Greek. In some cults, he arrives from the east, as an Asiatic foreigner; in others, from Ethiopia in the South. He is a god of epiphany, "the god that comes", and his "foreignness" as an arriving outsider-god may be inherent and essential to his cults. He is a major, popular figure of Greek mythology and religion, and is included in some lists of the twelve Olympians. Dionysus was the last god to be accepted into Mt. Olympus. He was the youngest and the only one to have a mortal mother. His festivals were the driving force behind the development of Greek theatre. He is an example of a dying god.[2]
  • The Bacchanalia were Roman mystery cults of the wine god and seer Bacchus, based on various ecstatic elements of the Greek Dionysian mysteries. They seem to have been popular, and well-organised, throughout the central and southern Italian peninsula. They were almost certainly associated with Rome's native cult of Liber, and probably arrived in Rome itself around 200 BC but like all mystery cults of the ancient world, very little is known of their rites. Livy, the principal Roman literary source on the early Bacchanalia, names Paculla Annia, a Campanian priestess of Bacchus, as the founder of a private, unofficial Bacchanalia cult in Rome, based at the grove of Stimula, where the western slope of the Aventine Hill descends to the Tiber. Bacchanalian celebrations were, at first, open to women only.[3]
  • In Greek mythology, a Thyrsus was a wand or staff of giant fennel covered with ivy vines and leaves, sometimes wound with taeniae and always topped with a pine cone. It is a symbol of prosperity, fertility, hedonism, and pleasure/enjoyment in general.[4]



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