Dionysus Jimmy Page Picture

Dionysus / Jimmy Page,the guitar legend of Led Zeppelin.
Jimmy Page with his gibson double neck.

acrylic color,
traditional hand-drawing.
55 X 40 cm
almost 15 hrs.

PS: Dionysus or Dionysos (English pronunciation: /ˌdaɪ.ɵˈnaɪsəs/; Greek Διόνυσος) is the ancient Greek god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy, and was also the driving force behind Greek theater.
Greek name: Dionysus Roman name: Bacchus

Dionysus is made out to be a son of Zeus and the mortal Semele. He is described as being womanly or "man-womanish".

One of my 2012 calendar illustration.
Combine my fav rock stars and Greeks(and Romans) Mythology !

Jimmy Page-Led Zeppelin
Jeff Beck-Jeff Beck himself
Eric Clapton-Eric Clapton himself
Jimi Hendrix-Jimi Hendrix himself
John Lennon-Beatles
Michael Jackson
Jim Morrison-The Doors
Axl Rose-GNR
Edu Falaschi-Angra(Rafael Bittencourt-Angra)
Bob Dylan
David Bowie-David Bowie himself
Mick Jagger-The Rolling Stone

In Greek mythology, Dionysus is made out to be a son of Zeus and the mortal Semele. He is described as being womanly or "man-womanish".[6] The retinue of Dionysus was called the thiasus and was composed chiefly of maenads and satyrs. Dionysus is a god of mystery religious rites. In the Thracian mysteries, he wears the bassaris or fox-skin, symbolizing new life. His own rites, the Dionysian Mysteries practiced by maenads and others, were the most secret of all. Many scholars believe that Dionysus is a syncretism of a local Greek nature deity and a more powerful god from Thrace or Phrygia such as Sabazios[7] or Zalmoxis.[8]

Contradictions in Dionysus' origin suggest to some that we are dealing not with the historical memory of a cult that is foreign, but with a god in whom foreignness is inherent. [9] Karl Kerenyi[10] traces him to Minoan Crete, where his Minoan name is unknown but his characteristic presence is recognizable. Clearly, Dionysus had been with the Greeks and their predecessors a long time, and yet always retained the feel of something alien.

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