Saturday, June 16, 2007

Apollon Dionysodotes

I have several thoughts on what does it mean to have an Apollon Dionysodotes (who gives us Dionysos), but yesterday as I watched the replay of the Award Ceremony of the Nobel Prize for Peace (awarded to Muhammad Yunus) it just occurred to me:

Apollon is the God of music and music induces trance and is a vital part of Dionysos worship (not to mention the cult of all other Gods, but especially Dionysos), so maybe what Apollon Dionysodotes means is that it is through the arts of Apollon that we can communicate and experience Dionysos.

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