“Durp durp. A bunch of Neopaganish blather. I don’t like what you’re doing to Dionysius or Asatru by mixing them all up like this.”
I have no affiliation with Ásatrú, which is a particular religion under the Heathen umbrella, along with Theodism, Forn Siðr, Northern Trad, etc. You are free to criticize my methods and contest my right to apply the Heathen label to what I’m doing. But as I’ve abundantly demonstrated there is more evidence (both in sheer quantity and kinds of material) for Dionysos-worship in Germanic and Slavic lands than you’ve got for 80% of your pantheon. (And I’m being generous; it’s probably closer to 95%.) So as The Dude once said, “Yeah? Well, you know, that’s just like uh, your opinion, man.“
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Nice touch on having the Neopagan character call Him “Dionysius” lol
Although the quotes were rewritten/paraphrased by me that was actually in the original. LOL
So what’s the deal with that anyways? It’s such a common mistake that I’m just curious if a scholar said it at one point or if people think every Greek name ends in “seus”
Well, Dionysios (or the Latinized Dionysius) was a pretty common theophoric in antiquity meaning “of or belonging to Dionysos.” I think people see that, and it sticks in their brains – I’ve even seen scholars do it, which probably doesn’t help as their authority “legitimizes” the usage.
That’s what I was thinking too. It must be because of the theophoric name
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