Thyone

Thyone – Lady of Inspired Frenzy; Ecstatically Raging

ORIGIN:

Greece

Thyone is the goddess who presides over the Dionysian Mysteries, known in Rome as the Bacchanalia. Thyone is the name given to Semele after she was brought to Olympus from Hades by her son, Dionysus. Coincidentally, when Dionysus was in hiding as an infant, one of his wet-nurses was also named Thyone. It’s possible that this was Semele incognito (in the same manner that baby Moses was secretly given to his true mother to nurse after his rescue by Pharaoh’s daughter).

SEE ALSO:

  • Dionysus;
  • Hades;
  • Semele;
  • Zemele

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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