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Dionysus – An Introduction

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The ancient Greeks left us with spectacular architectural design, art, literature, and philosophy that still influence us some 2,500+ years later. But, what of their gods? Doesn’t it seem a little silly now to think about them and ponder their meaning? Not really. We just need to recognize what those gods were and still are today–archetypes.

The Greek gods and all gods from the ancient world call to us as archetypes because they represent timeless, universal patterns of human thoughts and dreams. The Greeks in particular, through their divine world of the Olympian gods, left us with lasting impressions of their well-thought out dreams and spirituality. These same gods come to us across time and space disguised with different names and in different forms in our music, poetry, creative writing, painting, movies, comics, and photography. They come to us from the inner world of our thoughts and dreams. Archetypes don’t die, they only morph with the passing of time.

A few years ago, I was spiraling through ideas for a blog title and found myself browsing through Norse, Roman, and Greek mythology. I was drawn to descriptions of Eros, Apollo, and Dionysus. As an archetypal influence, Dionysus seemed to resonate most deeply within me. I opted to go a different way with the blog title but knew I needed to learn more about Dionysus.

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Who is Dionysus? Dionysus is most commonly known as the Greek god of wine, divine ecstasy, fertility, and patron god of Greek theatre (performing arts). My first cursory exploration of Dionysus revealed a theme of “wine, women, and song”. The meaning behind Dionysus is much deeper though.

Dionysus is the personification of divine ecstasy and transcendent joy. He represents the irrational world of our senses as we interact in a rational world (ruled by Apollo) filled with rules and limitations. Dionysus is the god of opposites, reversal, and inversion. He is the anti-structure to Apollo’s structure. Dionysus is our wild nature and inner beast that longs to be set free.

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Dionysus – The Mythology

Dionysus is the son of Zeus. Zeus was the most powerful of all Greeks gods and ruled over Olympus (home of the Greek gods). Unlike other gods, Dionysus roamed the earth and mingled with his followers. Born of fire and delivered by lightning, Dionysus stood among us on earth as a god incognito disguised as a man. In his presence, people would feel possessed with supernatural powers and, in particular, women were known to enter into extreme states of joy and divine bliss in his presence.

As the story of Dionysus is told, Zeus has an affair with the mortal Semele and she becomes pregnant with Dionysus. Through an unfortunate series of events, Semele is exposed to Zeus in his true god form and is almost completely incinerated by his fiery godhead. Only her womb, covered in ivy, escapes the fiery blast. Zeus pulls Dionysus from her womb and places the baby in his thigh where he is carried to birth.

The Titans (first gods of the earth who were defeated by the Olympians) were alarmed by the birth of Dionysus and feared his potential. They captured the baby Dionysus and ripped him to pieces. A pomegranate tree (symbol of fertility) sprouted from the earth where a drop of his blood had fallen. With the help of Zeus’s mother, Rhea (Titan goddess of fertility and motherhood), Dionysus rose from the dead. In this way, Dionysus is associated with resurrection and renewal as he was born three times. He was born once from his mortal mother’s womb, again from his immortal father’s thigh, and yet again from the earth. As a sidebar, Dionysus is also associated with bringing people back from the underworld.

The young Dionysus lived his early life secluded in Mount Nysa (a mythological location beyond Greece) to prevent the Titans from finding him. He was raised by loving and adoring nymphs—joyous female spirits of the forests and mountains. Dionysus spent his childhood surrounded by these adoring women and basked in the glories of nature while learning the sensuous pleasures of Earth. Muses inspired him with their poetry and music. Satyrs (half-man and half-goat) taught him the wonders of dance and exuberant sexuality. The sileni (part-horse and part-man) spirits of the springs and rivers, taught him wisdom. In time, Rhea would initiate him into the secret mysteries of women.

Born of fire and nourished by the rains of the mountain, Dionysus shares traits with the grapevine which thrives in the sun’s heat and spring rains. He understood the power of the vine and created the art of wine making. This discovery marked his passage from childhood to young godhood. Dionysus left Mount Nysa and traveled the world spreading his art and cultivating followers. Filled with the spirit of wine, music, nature, and adoring women, the power of Dionysus was unparalleled as he spread divine ecstasy across the world.

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In time, Dionysus would marry and have many children. His wife was the beautiful and mortal Princess Ariadne. The crown given to her by Dionysus was placed in the heavens where we can still see it today. We recognize it as the Corona Borealis.

Appearance

Dionysus appears in many forms. He is sometimes shown as a beautiful man usually naked or barely clothed. Other representations show him as a mature, bearded man, in a robe. He is typically wreathed in ivy and holding a cup of wine. He also appears in the full animal forms of a lion, panther, bull, or goat or exhibiting partial bestial traits (e.g., horns). The “horn” renders used in this post are what I see when I think about Dionysus in his semi-bestial form.

Future Exploration

I mentioned earlier that there is much more to Dionysus than wine, women, and song. Here are a few of the Dionysian themes I plan to explore in the future: The mask of Dionysus, phallus worship, and divine ecstasy as well as themes of arrival, liberation, mysticism, opposites and inversion.

I tend to believe on a macro-level we all share a similar journey in life. While the details of our lives are different, we share common dreams and fears with one another and all of humanity for that matter. I hope that through my ongoing exploration of Dionysus as an archetype, you will uncover a few ideas, make breakthroughs in thoughts that seem to puzzle you at times, or acquire new awareness to apply to your life journey.

In the meantime, may I offer you a glass of wine? Have a glass and enjoy an erotic story or two from my home page at Cream of the Planet where cultivating the flowing of juices is always an aspiration. ~ Michael

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P.S. The video Archetypes: Calling to You may take on a fresh meaning when viewed in the context of Dionysus.

88 comments on “Dionysus – An Introduction

  1. tarnishedsoul
    January 4, 2017

    Oh Michael, how I love reading your blog. It was interesting, but I admit, I had a hard time concentrating on the words with the pictures you posted.

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    • Michael
      January 4, 2017

      Wow, I’m really flattered by your comment on the blog! ☺️ I really appreciate your enjoyment of the artwork too…it was a big part (time commitment) of this one. I hope to offer some even more distracting versions in the follow-on posts.😉Hope your year is off to a great start!

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    • exoticnita54
      February 2, 2017

      You know it. Tarnished

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  2. Aurora
    January 4, 2017

    I am suddenly hungry for grapes… 😏 I never knew all this, Michael, thank you for the education. I think you’re right that these many gods are archetypes and represent our many facets as human beings. I adore the horns. And actually the gloves are hot too. That would be a delightful Halloween costume. Or just, you know, an anytime costume… 😈

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    • Michael
      January 4, 2017

      I might need some help squeezing some grapes… Perhaps it is the vine but these grapes are quite robust and very juicy…🍇💦 Aurora, you do seem to enjoy these horns and this would be a fun outfit. I think the texture of the gloves could offer some sensory variety to woman that is blindfolded. I wonder of those horns connect with your inner beast and desire to be wild and one with nature as well. I like them too🔥 😈

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      • Aurora
        January 4, 2017

        I’m good with my hands..I’m sure I could help. 😉 They do connect with my inner beast but also my inner submissive who wants to be innocently bathing in a stream when a big horned demigod happens by…oh, my, whatever would I do with him…? 😛

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        • Michael
          January 4, 2017

          Oh heavens!!! I just laughed so hard…people looked at me to see what was going on. Okay, calming down from that outburst, now my slacks are bursting at the seams…this is a hot little scenario! The gorgeous but oh so innocent Aurora bathing nude in the stream on a warm summer’s day with butterflies swirl around you. You feel one with nature until nature commands your submission. Timidly but with great conviction you answer the call of the wild and take your position.
          I may try to create a digital art scene of that… Your comment was electric. Can you tell? 😛🔥

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          • Aurora
            January 4, 2017

            LOL! That makes me laugh that people looked at you for cracking up. 😀 Ooh, yes! Exactly like that. I wonder what that horned man would do to me… Please make an art scene of it! Pretty please?

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            • Michael
              January 5, 2017

              Who am I to deny a woman’s request? I will!😃I may need to draft up my 3D version of you first and let you take a look. Once you are satisfied, I will…I mean the horned man will have his way with Vic, the bathing beauty…😈

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            • Aurora
              January 5, 2017

              Oh really!? Yay!! I’m excited! I could send you a photo, for modeling purposes… 😛

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            • Michael
              January 5, 2017

              Ummmm…I think that would be a GREAT idea! A nude photo or two would be divine…ahem, for modeling purposes of course.☺️😘

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            • Aurora
              January 5, 2017

              Your mind jumps to nude, you naughty thing. 😉

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  3. Vegas
    January 4, 2017

    Very interesting!! I too have an interest in the Greek Gods. I think the Greek God that calls to me the most are Hera and Aphrodite. I believe I have a combination in both.

    However, In Egyptian mythology im closer to Bastet; Goddess of Protection.
    Although Hathor comes to mind too..

    What’s really interesting is my real name is from a the name of a Queen long long ago.

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    • Michael
      January 5, 2017

      Your drive towards Aphrodite is evident from your blog and I can see hints of your protective nature. Named from an ancient Queen? You mean Vegas isn’t your real name?😉😘 I like that you have explored mythology. It is a fascinating area of study if we can translate the meaning of myths into our day-to-day lives.

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      • Vegas
        January 5, 2017

        Lol nope! My real name is exotic and rare. Like me 😉
        I wonder what elements we could collide together using our God/Goddess like qualities 🤔😘😘

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        • Michael
          January 7, 2017

          You are a rare and exotic woman and any collision of our aspirational archetypes would certainly be nothing short of divine bliss🌌🔥😘 Btw, thanks so much for your visits and “likes” on my other posts. It has me turned on knowing you were reading those stories and thinking about what you might be thinking or doing…. ☺️😘 Hope you enjoyed some wine on the journey🍇💦

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          • Vegas
            January 8, 2017

            Ahh yes, I read your blog in its entirety and completely forgot you get notifications of my creeping. 🙈 there were many sensual thoughts..putting my place in the place of the woman was one of them 😉😘

            I prefer wine when I have someone to share it with. I currently have an uncorked bottle of champagne in my fridge…stop by sometime 😉😉😘

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            • Michael
              January 10, 2017

              Sexy Vegas, you aren’t a creeper, lol!😄I only noticed your visit because you clicked the “like” button which I appreciate 😘It makes me hot looking back on those stories and imagining you in them too🔥 When I’m in Vegas, I’ll bring a new bottle so we can pop the cork and let the juices flow… 💦😘

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  4. naughtyangel22
    January 5, 2017

    Beautifully written n extremely educational. I feel like I brew up with Dionysus now that I’ve read about him. Thank you. Please continue I await with bated breath for more about him.

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    • Michael
      January 5, 2017

      Your connection to Dionysus isn’t surprising. I mention his association with inversion and contrast…the tension between edges. The contrast in your blog name “Naughty Angel” is an example of your thoughts aspiring towards a Dionysian theme. 😈😇 Thanks so much for giving it a read.😘

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  5. Kris
    January 5, 2017

    This is one of my favorite Greek heroes and gods. I’ve been attracted to fauns and satyrs as well. Informative learned read. Completely enjoyed it.

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    • Michael
      January 5, 2017

      Thank you Kris, so glad you enjoyed it☺️Mythology is such an interesting subject and it is always fun to find kindred spirits. Btw, I’ve often checked for your blog but when clicking on your gravatar from messages, it says you don’t have a site. If you do blog, I would love to follow you and engage on your writing. If not, no worries…I just didn’t want you to think I wasn’t returning the positive energy you leave on my posts.😘

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  6. soulsearchingwithlove
    January 5, 2017

    I know some of Greek history being a Latina but I don’t know a lot about it. I Enjoy learning new things so I found this post very interesting, Being a Alpha Female I found this intriguing why? I am not sure but, the thought of such a man being that way is fascinating.
    Now on to bigger grapes, lol those pictures show just how much of a Leo you truly are my goodness, hahaahaa

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    • Michael
      January 7, 2017

      Sexy Morgan, thanks for giving this one a read. I can see how you might be drawn to Dionysian energy. He symbolizes divine ecstasy, wild abandonment, and the unleashing of our inner beasts which includes our sexuality. 🔥😈 So happy you likes the images…my grapes are robust and quite juicy when properly tended to 😉🍇💦

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      • soulsearchingwithlove
        January 7, 2017

        Intriguing this was, and those pictures, by the way I a, sure those grapes are robust and juicy worth a bite or a taste

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        • Michael
          January 10, 2017

          MmmmHmmm, the thought of you taking such robust grapes into your lips…savoring the texture and considering the juices bursting to escape has me feeling very heated, sexy Morgan. It is you that are truly mouth watering and delicious🔥😘

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      • Moniquesite
        January 8, 2017

        Hi, sexy it is still me ,Morgan this blog is my permanent one, the other one was temporary until I got this one fixed the way I wanted it to be. and now I all my erotic pieces are on this blog on the other one somehow they were all lost. I love wordpress but sometimes it is a pain in my ass.

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        • Michael
          January 10, 2017

          Sexy girl, you are hard to keep up with!😃Glad you have things all organized worked out to your liking. 😘

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          • Moniquesite
            January 10, 2017

            Yes I am hard to keep up with. I like to change up things. Sorry Sexy, but you have access to my blog now. I won’t be changing it anymore. Now my sexy pieces are on here in full luscious appeal how I like it.

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          • Moniquesite
            January 10, 2017

            Oh as you know private blogs turn off the notifications so I’d you comment on it you have to check back for my reply. Or you can email me your comments my email is on my blog

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          • Moniquesite
            January 26, 2017

            Hi Michael, it is me Morgan I don’t have a blog anymore as I have become very busy in life and do not have the time to write anymore. But, I still would like to stop by and read your post if you don’t mind? By the way when I do read your post do you have a email that I can email you must comment on post since I won’t have a wp blog anymore.

            Take care

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            • Michael
              January 30, 2017

              Writing was a full-time job for you, ha!😊 You could cut back to like one post per week and still keep your blog going. I do hope you will stay in touch sexy girl💖 You can reach me at afterglow2@ymail.com. Hope to hear from you soon😘

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            • Moniquesite
              February 4, 2017

              But also being a ISFJ personality my introverted side didn’t want to express emotion through anymore at least for a while. Thanks for giving me your email. Next time you post something I will send you a email. Me being me it might be a little naughty lol depends on your next post.

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            • Michael
              February 6, 2017

              Sexy Morgan, you don’t need to wait until a post to send me your deliciously erotic thoughts…you know I love them🔥🔥😘

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            • Moniquesite
              February 8, 2017

              Yes Sir I will send you my erotic thoughts through email. My thoughts are very sensual and luscious. You and your post enhance the luscious moist thoughts in me. Like being spanked by a certain part of professor cuckold. And I don’t mean your hands.

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            • Michael
              February 8, 2017

              Whew, I almost dropped my laptop reading this!🔥 Actually, it may have been my hard cock that knocked it off my lap🍆🔥 Mmmm, yes it is feeling very strong right now…perfect for spanking your sexy bottom 🍆💥 Damn, visual of you in this position is such a turn on! 😘

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            • Moniquesite
              February 8, 2017

              Mmm,the thought of me bent over just for you Sir Michael. Being a good submissive girl surrendering to you being spanked by your hardness. Wet and wanting your full length deep inside. Is making me……I will finish that thought in another email to you.

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            • Michael
              February 9, 2017

              Being a good submissive girl…spanked…craving the full length deep inside. Damn Morgan, you sure know how to make a man weak in the knees!🍆💞🔥

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            • Moniquesite
              February 9, 2017

              You know I am a very passionate woman with a erotic mind. And i enjoy being submissive the pleasure is sexy and a intriguing. Allowing a man to touch and feel all over me. Lusting inside and satisfying the urge of sexual desire. Breast in his hands pelvises kiss. His sweet cream flowing inside me from his excitement. That makes for one hell of a sexy time. But, then after letting him rest for a moment. I will cage his sexy manhood and tie his hands. Sit on his lap and my hands on breast hips grinding on him pleasuring myself while on him. I don’t mind being submissive but I am alpha female and I like to be in control too. So I will tame his with every lick on his skin kiss on his body. Uncage him sucking exhaling him deep into my mouth. My soft lips inhaling him and drinking him into orgasm. Then ride him squeezing him in farther into me. I will email you later today when I get the time to finish this.
              Have a good day sexy

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            • Michael
              February 12, 2017

              MmmmMmmm, I LOVE the way you write…so sensual and steamy with an enjoyment of mind play too🔥💖 You are a special woman and certainly know to light my erotic fire🔥😘

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            • Moniquesite
              February 12, 2017

              I write the same way I enjoy a sexual experience. It’s not just the body but the mind as well. You have satify every sense and the body. I love to make sex feel as sensual and erotic as I believe should be. And when I write it shows the way I would enjoy a man’s body by pleasing. I love to pleasure and please it stimulates me. Sex is about pleasure pleasing every part of a body and mind. It should feel so good that you don’t want to it to end. So satisfyingly that your mouth waters when you imagine it. So sexy it makes you moist and or hard when you close your eyes and touch your own skin recalling ever move that was made in those sensual moments. Every sexual experience should be one remembered by the mind and body even written erotica.

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            • Michael
              February 13, 2017

              My goodness, I can just hear your voice purring in my ears as I melt into my chair imagining your lips and touch….🔥💞

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            • Moniquesite
              February 14, 2017

              Alright Professor Cuckold, i don’t want to keep taking up space in your comment section, so if you see Monique rain in your email it is me. I am emailing from phone so will just send hi in the message to make sure I sent it right because my phone can be disobedient at times and do what it wants to.

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  7. Simona
    January 6, 2017

    Happy Day Michael ❤ Kiss

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  8. bg
    January 6, 2017

    Dionysus is a great topic to explore ,if you haven’t already i recommend reading Nietzsche, my favorite quote/topic by him was dionysus against the crucified .i look. forward to reading more of your exploration of this topic ☺

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    • Michael
      January 6, 2017

      Thanks so much for the comment BG. I’ve been browsing the Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy and more of his writing on Dionysus. Nietzsche wasn’t always his biggest fan (especially in his later writings) as I’m sure you know. His contrast of Apollo and Dionysus in art is fascinating too. It should be fun journey. 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!

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      • bg
        January 6, 2017

        no worries and yes but i’m looking forward to your writings .i hope i have a great weekend as well and wish the same for you ☺

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  9. Tiffany
    January 7, 2017

    Michael, I love the lines you draw between the Gods and your life. The renderings are equally fantastic and I, too, would love to make some wine 🙂
    I’m investigating my connection to The Goddess Kali for an upcoming post. I’ll need to see who her Greek parallel is. So once again you have lovely timing with your post! Thank you for sharing your journey is such an erotic and mouth watering way. Guess I should have followed my instincts and purchased some wine before snowpocalypse started :/ (I’m not taking the kids to the store w me now to buy wine, ha!)
    Hope you’re somewhere that’s cozy and warm 🙂

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    • Michael
      January 7, 2017

      Thank you Kali…I mean Tiffany☺️I thought this one might be right up your alley as our lines of exploration seem to cross quite often. The snowpocalypse…lol! Yes, your neck of the woods does seem to be getting hammered pretty hard. I am warm and cozy here, tending to my vine and nurturing the grapes. 🍇😈 Hope you get through the weather okay and have sometime to play in the snow and reconnect with nature💖

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      • Tiffany
        January 8, 2017

        Love the Kali reference! 😉 and yes, I love the introspective posts, well and the erotic ones, too!
        Sadly, even 2 inches of snow shuts this place down so being hammered with 8″ or more and we’re weak (haha). Glad it happened over the weekend.
        Enjoy your vine 🙂

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        • Michael
          January 10, 2017

          That was quite the arctic blast! Damn, the thought of you being hammered by 8″ over the weekend has my thoughts running wild and my body feeling anything but cold! 🔥😘

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          • Tiffany
            January 11, 2017

            Oh, glad that the heat wave is moving through now! And wish I had those comments to keep me warm when it was 18 deg =)
            I may have enjoyed driving on the ice and slush, though. It was almost like wheelin’ (sometimes more fun…)

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  10. some bloke
    January 8, 2017

    dio became a prominent archetype during my return of saturn 😇

    wunderbar 😈

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    • Michael
      January 10, 2017

      I am totally lost with this comment, ha! But, appreciate it nonetheless.😄Hope your week is going well😊

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  11. Samantha
    January 9, 2017

    To be honest, I have read very little about the Greek Gods which is why I loved reading this and I am looking forward to more of the posts related to this. I like how you connect to these Gods, you do have that alpha aura Michael and I love that about you

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    • Michael
      January 10, 2017

      Thank you, Sexy Samantha. There is a lot of naughtiness to come against the backdrop of Dionysus in 2017…I hope it doesn’t disappoint. You certainly never do🔥😘

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      • Samantha
        January 10, 2017

        You are welcome Sir Michael and I can’t wait to read all about Dionysus and you never disappoint either. If anything, I am always looking forward to your posts.

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  12. carlyquinnauthor
    January 9, 2017

    How did I miss this?
    I know I’m behind on my reading but all week I’ve been wondering when you were going to post. I’m going to have to sign up to get email alerts or something.

    So, Dionysus, I’ll admit to my fair share of fantasy around this particular Greek God. History and mythology have fascinated me from a young age. I watched the video again and while I find Dionysus striking, it’s Apollo I can’t get enough of. I’m vibrantly curious about your take on him. Of course it could just be that sumptuous swath of iridescent green and violet and what it doesn’t cover. It’s something….I can’t quite put my finger on. Excited for you to explain it to me. 😉

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    • Michael
      January 10, 2017

      Haha, so glad you wandered over to take a look😘 I think the holidays put a lot of us behind. You mentioned Apollo when I posted the video as I recall. Actually, I do have an Apollo vs. Dionysus post that I’m working on that teases out some of the influence and differences and even complimentary influences of these two archetypes. Maybe I should have draped Dionysus in flowing cloth with his “vine” partially exposed.☺️🔥 I hope one day you will be able to put more than a finger on your curiosity… 😘

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      • carlyquinnauthor
        January 11, 2017

        I hope I’ll need the utility of more than a finger when the time comes. You’ve got me all excited over your new post and now I’ve got to put all that curiosity back in the box till you post again! Sigh. Time to revisit some of my favorites.

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        • Michael
          January 14, 2017

          Haha, it wasn’t the most erotic post but hopefully I’ll have something with a little more edge for you to enjoy soon☺️

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  13. Copper Cranes
    January 9, 2017

    Michael, this is a terrific post, wonderful information about Dionysus and your artwork is fantastic. I’m looking forward to reading more, following the direction you will be heading with your future post, as you further explore Dionysus as an archetype. Wishing you a great week. ~ Mia 💜

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    • Michael
      January 10, 2017

      Thanks so much, Mia 😊I was using some new technology on these images and I think it gave it a more real-life look. Just not sure if that is necessarily a better approach. Anyway, glad you liked the Dionysus exploration. I think it will be a fun series to dabble with this year. Hope you’re having a great week 😘

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      • Copper Cranes
        January 10, 2017

        You’re welcome Michael. I thought the images were looking pretty lifelike, I’m impressed. I agree, it will be an interesting theme to explore during the year. Hope you’re having a great week too. ❤

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  14. some bloke
    January 10, 2017

    it’s complicated 😅 but thanks! hope yours is well also. 😀✌

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  15. feral
    January 12, 2017

    What a wonderful post, Michael! Dionysus is a friend of mine 🙂 These Greek and ancient archetypes have been calling me to explore them further, I look forward to reading more of what you discover.

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    • Michael
      January 13, 2017

      So nice to find a kindred spirit here in the WordPress forest. I suspect there are many friends of Dionysus among us. Most just aren’t aware of it, yet. Future post on this should have a bit more erotic edge. 😈🔥

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  16. Insidious Cravings
    January 15, 2017

    Wonderful!! Thank you for sharing Michael 😊

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    • Michael
      January 16, 2017

      Thank you for giving it a read and appreciate the comment. Hope you’re having a great weekend😊

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  17. exoticnita54
    February 2, 2017

    Wow.
    I’m having an ecstasy right now..

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  19. Megan
    February 7, 2017

    I totally missed this! So interesting. I love the idea of him wandering among his subjects. The pull of Apollo’s reason against Dionysus’ love and pleasure…. I’d like a little of one with a lot of the other! Seriously beautiful artwork, too, Michael. Peel me a grape? 👄

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    • Michael
      February 8, 2017

      So glad you went back and found this one😊 Love the call out too…the tension between Apollo and Dionysus that so many of us feel. Some struggle with it and others love both edges. Like you, I live in a world or reason and soooo crave the Dionysian pull🔥😈 Glad you like the artwork…I keep playing with it and trying to improve. These were a lot of fun☺️ I’d love for you to have a grape. The vine is strong…perhaps you could reach over and handle a grape or two of your choosing… 🍆🍇 Careful though, they are juicy 💦☺️

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      • Megan
        February 8, 2017

        Mm, love it. I can just imagine the juice dripping down my chin. 😛🔥

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        • Michael
          February 9, 2017

          Whew…now I am going to be HARD all day with a heavy noticeable wet spot in my slacks!🍆🔥 I better go with navy blue slacks today because anything lighter simply won’t conceal my…ahem, “situation”.☺️😘

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  20. thedarkestfairytale
    February 9, 2017

    Great post, I could do with a man like Dionysian xx

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    • Michael
      February 9, 2017

      Thank you, I suspect we could all use a little Dionysian energy flowing through us…😈😇

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  21. Dont You Forget About Me
    February 15, 2017

    I don’t know why never realized Dionysian was a demigod? Guess I was sleeping in class!? (That, or daydreaming!)

    Great piece! Very insightful and informative.

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    • Michael
      February 16, 2017

      Thanks for checking this out…glad you liked it☺️ Hopefully the daydreams were erotic diversions rather than the teacher boring you to sleep, ha! He walked among us. I suspect his archetype still walks in many of our dreams…certainly in mine 🙇🏻🌌 .

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      • Dont You Forget About Me
        February 17, 2017

        Ha! No, I was a late bloomer… I spent my school days daydreaming about how many points I’d score at that nights game, not boys! :p

        And I like to think, he possibly still walks among us…

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        • Michael
          February 17, 2017

          Agreed 😊 I would ask what you daydream about now, but I believe you share that with us in your writing. Hope you have a great weekend☺️

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          • Dont You Forget About Me
            February 17, 2017

            What I share in writing, only equals to about 2% of my mind. 😉

            I’d scare the universe into PTSD if I put it all out there. lol

            Happy weekend!

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