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Hi there! This time something Mythology-related, hope you won't mind too much.

“Young man,
two are the forces most precious to mankind.
The first is Demeter, the Goddess.
She is the Earth -- or any name you wish to call her --
and she sustains humanity with solid food.
Next came Dionysus, the son of the virgin,
bringing the counterpart to bread: wine
and the blessings of life's flowing juices.
His blood, the blood of the grape,
lightens the burden of our mortal misery.
Though himself a God, it is his blood we pour out
to offer thanks to the Gods. And through him, we are blessed.”
“He is life's liberating force.
He is release of limbs and communion through dance.
He is laughter, and music in flutes.
He is repose from all cares -- he is sleep!
When his blood bursts from the grape
and flows across tables laid in his honor
to fuse with our blood,
he gently, gradually, wraps us in shadows
of ivy-cool sleep.”

This time, Dionysus, the god of Life in Itself, as Nietzsche said in his "The Birth of Tragedy". Known also as Bacchus, Bromius, Bull-horned god Though almost everyone think of hi as the god of Wine and Orgies -which he was, but in a much wider way-, he was actually connected with the Earth, with everything we take pleasure from and from pure and simple Joy of living. He is connected with the two terms of Ecstasy and Enthousiasmos, meaning the first to be "out of oneself", the second "to have a god inside of oneself" litterally. Both meaning the particular state of mind when we're free of all concerns and worrying, and we're totally and completely free. Often it was thought that in the meantime the God himself took possession of the ecstatic, and thence the etimology of "enthousiasm".
For the myths connected to him I suggest to check by yourself, I could write a novel but it's not the right place xD
He's the dark side of the greek thinking, though: while Apollo stand for everything that's reasonable and logic, canonized and moderate in Greek culture, Dionysus is the opposite, standing for the passions and instincts the Greek were equally full of. Thence the title.

I recommend to everyone who's slightly interested to read Euripides "The Bacchae", in which all of this is represented and from which I've taken the quotations.

As usual, aqua-marker on recycled paper, with a touch of crayons and pen.
I'm not satisfied with it, and probably will draw everything again. :/

Hope you like it!!

p.s.: I know that in Euripides he's described as the male version of goldilocks, but I imagine him black-haired. He's a chtonian deity, connected to the Earth, and so... And so raven black hari (much shorter of how they should be, but I realised it inking -.-)
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