. She kept aloof from the notions of unwarlike maids [but one day offended the goddess with her hubristic boasts] . . The following passage is from an early Christian writer's critique of the pagan gods.] ", Theophilus of Antioch, To Autolycus 7 (Greek Christian epistles C2nd A.D.) : For from heaven to check the bridebattle yet undecided came threatening thunderbolts round about Dionysos. . Hades learns Persephone is missing, and Artemis learns that Persephone was having a hard time. Who has stolen your quiver? Once he caught sight of the unyoked girl of Adonis alone, and came near, and changed his human form and stood as a god before her. One fraud fitted marriage on us both, one husband was Aura's and made virgin Nikaia the mother of children.’", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 48. . The caves of your fathers are better than Olympos. 811 ff : Dionysos won Pallene in a wrestling match. . The second, named Iakkhos, was rescued by the gods. . In Greek mythology Ampelos was a handome, young Thracian Satyr loved by the god Dionysus. A modern epistolary fic. Ovid's brief reference to her story with those of Nikaia and Aura below. Then he tied the girl's feet together with indissoluble bonds, and passed a cord round and round her hands that she might not escape him: he laid the maiden down in the dust, a victim heavy with sleep ready for Aphrodite, and stole the bridal fruit from Aura asleep. Then Eros came quickly up to the maiden [Beroe] hard by, and struck both divinities with two arrows. She fitted the bodice again about her chest, and bound the maiden girdle again over her round breast--too late! Kronois may simply be an epithet for Hera, who is elsewhere named as the mother of the Kharites. But Liber [Dionysos] lay with Althaea, who became mother of Dejanira. . Then mad with passion Earthshaker lord of the brine appealed in his trouble to Kythereia of the brine, and tried with flattering words to make friends with the maiden . Did he give you brazen rattles for your children to play with? . . Theoi Project © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Aaron J. Atsma, Netherlands & New Zealand. Taylor) (Greek hymns C3rd B.C. Exceeding reasonable limits. When Oeneus realized this, he voluntarily left the city and pretended to be performing sacred rites. KRONOIS (Cronois) The mother of the younger Kharites by Dionysos. 30 (trans. So he spoke to the breezes of spring, while walking in a flowery meadow. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Theophilus of Antioch, To Autolycus 7 (Greek Christian epistles C2nd A.D.) : Ovid, Metamorphoses 6. "Near the Assyrian rock he [Eros, god of love,] united from fiery arrows on one string, to bring two wooers into like desire for the love of a maid [Beroe], rivals for one bride, the vinegod [Dionysos] and the ruler of the sea [Poseidon] .. . The film follows a married couple, an actress and a stage director (Johansson and Driver), going through a coast-to-coast divorce. David and Patrick's first year of marriage, as told through a series of notes. But a panther with understanding mind licked their bodies with her ravening lips, and nursed the beautiful boys of Dionysos with intelligent breast; wondering serpents with poisonspitting mouth surrounded the birthplace, for Aura's bridegroom had made even the ravening beasts gentle to guard his newborn children. "Those who wrote the Argolica [say] . ALTHAIA (Althaea) A queen of Kalydon in Aitolia (central Greece) loved by the god Dionysos. to 2nd A.D.) : He uttered his voice to the unhearing air, as if the girl were there to hear and obey : ‘Maiden, accept the nectar--leave this water that maidens love! He seduced her with the full consent of her husband, King Oineus, who had received the gift of the vine. . Phaeacians. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Clement of Alexandria, Exhortation to the Greeks 2. So the wedding was like a dream; for the capering dances, the hill skipt and leapt of itself, the Hamadryas half-visible shook her agemate fir--only maiden Ekho did not join in the mountain dance, but shamefast hid herself unapproachable under the foundations of the rock, that she might not behold the wedding of womanmad Dionysos. . 5 (trans. . "Phalloi are consecrated to Dionysos . He had genitals [rising up] above his butt. He [Dionysos] remembered the bed of the Astakid Nymphe [Nikaia] long before, how he had wooed the lovely Nymphe with a cunning potion and made sleep his guide to intoxicated bridals [he made her drunk and then raped her]. ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 48. He does not find Prosymnos, for he was dead. And in episode 99, CUPID’S ARROW , while Eros carries Ampelus on his back as they fly to his home, he learns that she was almost forced into a marriage against her will, and was able to get out of it because she “had some good luck.” "Dionysos called Nikaia, his own Kybeleid Nymphe . . . If you want a wild spear also as daughter of Adonis, you have my thyrsus for a lance--away with the trident's tooth! 567 ff (trans. Taylor) (Greek hymns C3rd B.C. . Other references not currently quoted here: the story of Ampelos is told in great detail in book 10 of Nonnus' Dionysiaca (not currently quoted here). Artemis breaks into Hades’ house, along with Eros and Ampelus. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) : Dionysos was left alone! Thus he maddened them both; and in the counterfeit shape of a bird circling his tracks in the airy road as swift as the rapid winds, he rose with paddling feet, and cried these taunting words : ‘If Dionysos confounds men with wine, I excite Bakkhos with fire!’ Kypris arrayed her daughter in woman's finery, and placed her upon the fortress of her country, a maiden to be fought for as the dainty prize of contest. . Shall I bring you gleaming gifts [amber] from brilliant Eridanos? Theoi Project © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Aaron J. Atsma, Netherlands & New Zealand. And Aura, hapless maiden, having within her the fruitful seed of Bakkhos the begetter, carried a double weight [twins]: the wife maddened uncontrollably cursed the burden of the seed, hapless maiden Aura lamented the loss of her maidenhood; she knew not whether she had conceived of herself, or by some man, or a scheming god . . 407 ff (trans.Boyle) (Roman poetry C1st B.C. How is it you alone have Eros (Love for a brother, and yet know not the sting of love . 64 (trans. It was a favour of lust, this reward which Dionysos was asked for. She made him burn all the more, since the servants of love watch shamefast women more closely, and desire more strongly the covered countenance. He told her his name and family, the slaughter of the Indians, how he found out for man the vine-dance and the sweet juice of wine to drink; then in loving passion he mingled audacity with a boldness far from modesty, and his flattering voice uttered this ingratiating speech : ‘Maiden, for your love I have even renounced my home in heaven. When she was gone, Dionysos would bend his knee to the lovely spring, and hollow his palms in mimicry of the beloved girl: then he drank water sweeter than selfpoured nectar . The vinegod turned his eye to look, and scanned the tender body of the longhaired maiden, full of admiration the conduit of desire; his eye led the way and ferried the newborn love.