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Wine gods

Many ancient peoples had a god for wine, often in connection with love, joie de vivre, fertility, ecstasy and exuberant drinking. In ancient myths and religious works, many are depicted with a corresponding symbol, for example a cup of wine, a vine or a bunch of grapes. These gods (or famous rulers equated with the gods) brought wine to people as a divine gift. Wine also plays a central role in all denominations of Christianity (Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant) as part of the Eucharist in slightly different forms.

Weingötter - Bacchus, Dionysos, Osiris, Schiwa

Deities & rulers

Wine (as well as other alcoholic beverages) is therefore a sacred and godly medium in almost all religions of the world, with which a relationship to God (or the gods) is established in a mystical manner and often with excessive consumption. The most famous wine gods are the Roman Bacchus and the Greek Dionysus. The best-known gods and rulers of various peoples who are worshipped as gods in relation to wine are

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