Homeric Hymn 26 To Dionysus: I begin to sing of ivy-crowned Dionysus, the loud-crying god, splendid son of Zeus and glorious Semele. The rich-haired Nymphs received Him in their bosoms from the Lord His Father and fostered and nurtured Him carefully in the dells of Nysa, where by the will of His Father, He grew up in a sweet-smelling cave, being reckoned among The Immortals... (cont. below)
Dionysus God of wine, celebrations and ecstasy. Patron god of the art of theatre. Son of Zeus and the mortal Theban princess Semele. Married to the Cretan princess Ariadne. The youngest Olympian, as well as the only one to have a mortal mother.