Zagreus

Greek - A Cretan vegetation-god. Zeus mated with Persephone to produce Zagreus with the intention of handing over his own powers to this son, but the jealous Hera incited the Titans to kill him. He tried to escape by changing shape but was killed in the shape of a bull and the Titans tore him to pieces and ate him. Some say that man was created fom his body and the soul from his blood. Athena rescued the boy's heart and returned it to Zeus who swallowed it and used it in his coupling with Semele to produce Dionysus. Also referred to as Zagreus, Dionysus, Dionysus, Anthios, Bakhos, Braites, Cissos, Deunysos, Dionysos, Divine Child, Impartial Giver, Isodaites, Kubebe, Lakdios, Laphystios, Lyaeus, Night Sun, Nyktelios, Perikionios, Puripais, sacred animals, sacred birds, Thyoneus, Zonnysos, Arsenothetys, Baal Gad, Bacchus, Bakchos, Bakkhos, Bassareus, Bromius, Cissus, Dendrites, Dimetor, Dionusis, Diounsis, Dithyrambos, Eleusis, Eleutherios, Endendros, Enorches, Evius, Iacchus, Iao, Iyngies, Kissos, Lakchos, Lenaeus, Liknites, Luseious, Luseus, Lusios, Merotraphes, Mystes, Omadios, Phytalmios, Sabazios, Sabazius, Sycites, Sykites, Arabian Dusura, Egyptian Osiris, Etruscan Fufluns, Hindu Rudra, Kenite Salmaat, Roman Bacchus, Liber, Semele, Semele, Fauna, Thyone, Keraunia, Stimula, Phrygian Zemelo, Roman Fauna, Zeus, Zeus, Aether, Ahura Mazda, Aktaios, Basileus, Dios, Dyaus, Ether, King of Men, Lord of the Sky, Lykaios, Maimaktes, Meilichios, Olympios, Polieus, Zio, Aether, Agoraios, Alastor, Apomyios, Boracus, Boulaios, Cloud-Gatherer, Dictaeus, Ephestios, Ether, Gamelios, Herkeios, Horios, Kataibates, Keraunos, Khesios, Lord of the Sky, Marnos, Me(i)lichios, Nephelegeretes, Nicophoros, Ombrios, Panomphaean, Pater, Phratrios, Pilar, Pistios, PolieusSabazios, Soter, Talaios, Tele(i)os, Thunderer, Tritos, Xenios, Zan, Egyptian Amon, Etruscan Tinia, Hindu Dyaus, Lycian Cragus, Persian Ahura Mazda, Roman Diu-pater, Jupiter, Q're, Tyndareus, Greek Dionysus, Greek Dionysus, Dusara, Fufluns, Orotalt, Osiris, Rudra or Salmaat.

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