- why i like them: he’s so frequently presented as a god that gives humans happiness and takes away their cares, especially here and now as opposed to some mystical afterlife. also because he’s the god of ecstasis!! and also also because despite his followers’ wildness and lack of restraint he’s always very calm and cool and collected; even when you’re actively insulting him he gives you so many opportunities to realize what you’re doing wrong. i also have a lot of affection for dionysus pseudanor but i don’t know much about him (●´⌓`●)
- why i don’t: uhhh i really don’t know?? i’m very fond of him ´www`
- favorite story: yeLLS it’s probably a tie between the bacchae and how he met ariadne ;u;
- favorite quote (from them or about them): okay i’m like 90% sure this isn’t actually about him, buuut i really really like this one from the secret history:
“It’s a very Greek idea, and a very profound one. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. And what could be more terrifying and beautiful, to souls like the Greeks or our own, than to lose control completely? To throw off the chains of being for an instant, to shatter the accident of our mortal selves? Euripides speaks of the Maenads: head thrown I back, throat to the stars, “more like deer than human being.” To be absolutely free! One is quite capable, of course, of working out these destructive passions in more vulgar and less efficient ways. But how glorious to release them in a single burst! To sing, to scream, to dance barefoot in the woods in the dead of night, with no more awareness of mortality than an animal! These are powerful mysteries. The bellowing of bulls. Springs of honey bubbling from the ground. If we are strong enough in our souls we can rip away the veil and look that naked, terrible beauty right in the face; let God consume us, devour us, unstring our bones. Then spit us out reborn.”
- brotp: hermes! ahh there are so many depictions of hermes chilling out with baby dionysus and i like to imagine they’re really good friends and that they enjoy harassing apollo together
- otp: louD EMOTIONS ABOUT ARIADNE„,
- an-oh-god-why-did-that-have-to-happen: basically any modern interpretation of him 9__9 he’s so coooool there are so many things about him besides just alcohol!!
- unpopular opinion: if paleochristian jesus had incorporated more aspects of dionysus i’d be a lot more excited about christianity tbh
- my nickname for them: d-train, god of crunk, the d (i have a lot of stupid ways of referring to characters i like orz)
- if you could say one thing to them: “please don’t let me be the punchline of a tragedy”
- favourite portrayal of them: hmm the bacchae is definitely high up on this list obvs but i also really like ovid’s descriptions of him in the metamorphoses, how he describes his clothes as purple and gold and how he’s just this innocuous-looking kid that’ll turn you into a dolphin. also these mosaics are pretty great!!
- LEAST favourite portrayal of them: PERCY JACKSON (ﾉಥДಥ)ﾉ︵┻━┻
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There is a man dressed as captain jack sparrow walking around the train stationI wasn’t joking
The worst pirate I’ve ever heard of, catching public transport.
Ah, but you have heard of him
This awesome video features Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, aka 2Cellos, playing their phenomenal “BaRock style” arrangement of the hard rock classic for a completely bewildered 17th century audience. The concept is wonderful, but the actual performance is astonishing.
[via Geeks are Sexy]
The Handsome Family - Far From Any Road
"True Detective" OST