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Winter squalls are drained out of the sky. The violet season
of flowering spring smiles. The black earth glitters under
green lawns. Swelling plants pop open with tiny petals.
Meadows laugh and suck the morning dew, while the rose
The shepherd in the hills happily blows the top notes of his
pipe. The gathered gloats over his white kids. Sailors race
across the thrashing waves. Their canvas full of the harmless breeze. Drinkers acclaim the grape-giver
Dionysus, capping their hair with flowering ivy. (Bernard).
Dionysus, in Greek mythology is a god of wine and vegetation, who showed mortals how to cultivate grapevines and make wine. “He was good and gentle to those who honored him, but he brought madness and destruction upon those who spurned him or the orgiastic rituals of his cult” (Wendell 23)
The yearly rites in honor of the resurrection of Dionysus gradually evolved into the structured form of the Greek dram...
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