Dionysos, or Bacchus, was the god of wine and of the theatre. He is associated with joyous celebrations. His father Zeus revived him after Hera, in jealousy, killed his mother, Semele before Dionysos' birth. As an adult, Dionysos travelled the world teaching men how to tend vineyards.
This image of Dionysos (or Bacchus) holding grapes is from a 1953 Greek stamp honouring the Greek vineyards.
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