god of the muliebria

DionysusIndia1890

Clement of Alexandria, Protreptikos pros Ellenas 2
I pass over in silence just now Dionysos Choiropsales. The Sicyonians reverence this deity, whom they have constituted the god of the muliebria — the patron of filthiness — and religiously honour as the author of licentiousness.

2 thoughts on “god of the muliebria

  1. I had to look up what muliebria meant. It’s in reference to female genitalia, perhaps in reference to Dionysos being effeminate. Which of course is distasteful to Clement because he’s a stick in the mud.

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