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Let us take a giant leap here

Feeling unloved and neglected, he vowed to take out his anger on the first person he happened to come across. The beautiful maiden, Amethyst, who was on her way to Diana's temple, happened to step before Dionysus. As the tiger tore into her with his claws she called to Diana, the virgin huntress, patron of childbirth, goddess of the moon. Alas, Diana arrived too late. Amethyst's body lay shredded on the earth. She honored Amethyst by turning her into a pillar of white stone, safe from tiger's teeth. Bacchus felt like a schmuck. Her gathered up his finest bottle of wine and poured it over the stone, creating the beautiful violet amethyst we know today. Let us take a giant leap here into pop psychology and look at the main characters in this story not as figures outside of us, but as symbols of aspects of our own personalities. When Carl Jung said that the ancient gods have become diseases, he was really referring to the notion that we all have many inner characters who follow certain patterns and that ignoring these can be dangerous. Dionysus, the original Greek name for the Roman god, Bacchus, represents that part of us that needs the ecstatic release, whether that be though a good party of some other sensual means. In the cult of Dionysus, the Maenad were the "frenzied" ones in ecstasy who formed his entourage. His rites were violent, and included dismembering which can be seen as a metaphor for tearing apart the flesh to bring spirit into the body. Dionysus was also twice born or reborn, representing, therefore, the notion of renewal.

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