The garden of Bacchus
God of wine and intoxication.
God of wine and plants, Bacchus was the son of Jupiter and the last God allowed entering Mount Olympus.
Bacchus is often portrayed:
Wearing a crown of ivy and holding a thyrsus, a staff covered with ivy and vine branches.
He is often accompanied by satyrs.
His emblematic animal: the donkey.
His birth: Semele, the mother of Bacchus, died in a fire at her home, but Jupiter managed to save the baby she was expecting, and for what a better place, hid him in his thigh. When the time came for his birth, the baby Bacchus sprang from the Jupiter’s thigh. As an adult he discovered grapes and wine and started to roam the world. His mystical cult was often accompanied by orgies. The Romans worshipped him during their bacchanals.