God of Wine Picture

Dionysus (Greek) / Bacchus (Roman) God of agriculture and wine. He could inspire people -especially women- to madness and ecstasy, and in his name women known as 'Bacchae' would dance themselves into a frenzy and tear apart anyone that crossed their path - including the unfortunate Orpheus who spurned their advances.
Bacchus was also referred to as 'the liberator' for he freed people from their inhibitions.
As he is so closely tied to blood, wine and wild desires, I couldn't resist giving him a hint of vampiric suggestion.

Sketch card (2.5 x 3.5 inches) in mixed media for the forthcoming 'Legends & Lore' trading card set by sadlittles.com.
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