Dionysos

This is from my old blog, the Geekie Hellenist. Enjoy!

This is the Evocation to Dionysos. I hope that you enjoy it.

 

I call to Dionysos, great god of the vine, son of thundering Zeus and headstrong Semele, loving husband to warm-hearted Ariadne.

From the east you came, old before the ancients, throughout the elder world were you beloved; in Naxos and Boitia were you celebrated, in temples and in the savage wilderness, the fleet-footed maenads running in your wake.

The sweetest, strongest wine is ever you drink; the mind’s release, the body’s loosening, your gift.

O Dionysos; thyrsus-shaker, ivy-crowned god, we see you in the shadows, we see you on the edges, we see you in the haze of ecstasy, where we know the truth of passion, where we find the essence of our being.

Bacchus, I call to you!