Bacchus Celebration or Sin?

Bacchus at Waddesdon

Bacchus at Waddesdon Photo by Bill Tyne

 

This post period, we are talking about our favorite God.

Now, I’m not into Gods so much. Now goddesses, I love them. I have visited several goddess sites around the globe. I collect goddess statues. Even wrote a book featuring a goddess (never published – yet).

But Gods?

Most of them are bullies – Ares loves war, Zeus treats women as his possessions…
Gods run rampant with their voracious, lustful appetites.

Alpha enough for you?

So I chose to honor Greek Dionysus or the Roman name -Bacchus.

Dionysus is the God of wine, winemaking and merry making. Orgies, sure, bring them on. Ritual madness and ecstasy are his catchwords.

Now a mad, ecstatic God can be dangerous – but then, if you were going to do it with a God, he’d be your man. I’m sure he’s very skilled in the art of lovemaking.

A little known fact about Dionysus: out of the twelve Olympians, he was the one that could restore the deceased from the underworld back to life. Not a bad God to have around, just in case you need a little CPR.

And he was trained in bacchic rites and initiations by the centaur, Chiron. Hmm. Strange bedfellow, I’d say.

Yeah, Bacchus I can get behind, eh, well, you know what I mean!

Don’t forget about the giveaway – the winner will be chosen this Friday. Here’s the drill:

Surprise Giveaways

At the end of our two weeks of secrets, they’ll be an author gift basket giveaway. Each author gets to choose from one of the following three items to put in the basket: 1) an ebook; 2) a print book; or 3) a gift card. We aren’t telling. Secrets, remember? So the winner will receive four surprise prizes.

How do you win?

Easy. Comment on the blog post of our authors. All commenters will be assigned a number and entered into a raffle. A winner will be chosen with random.org, which selects numbers at–you guessed it–random. You can increase your chances of winning by commenting on several authors’ posts. There are four of us, so if you comment on all four of our blog posts, we will assign you four number in the raffle. If you comment on just three, then you’ll be assigned three numbers, and so forth.

Come and join the fun. What’s your secret?

Secret posts where you can comment:

https://darkertemptations.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/whats-my-secret-relaunch-giveaway/

https://darkertemptations.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/whats-my-secret-relaunch-giveaway/

https://darkertemptations.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/heres-my-secret-whats-yours-giveaway-for-secrets/

https://darkertemptations.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/your-secrets-are-my-secret/Happy Reading.

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Viki Lyn: Award winning author of paranormal and contemporary romances. You can find all of Viki’s books at the following sites: Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and GLBT Bookshelf.

Posted on April 15, 2014, in Viki Lyn and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. You don’t hear as much about the goddesses I must say. I’ve always been intrigued by Aphrodite. Not too much of a secret though.

  2. I love this idea. You are right about most of the male gods, they are a nasty bunch.

  3. Aphrodite is a cool goddess. I’ve been very lucky to visit several goddess sites. One of the coolest was in Malta. It’s goes way back – Neolithic – and it’s the realm of the sleeping goddess – Hypogeum: an underground sanctuary where the dead were buried and rites supposedly were performed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypogeum_of_Ħal-Saflieni

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