“Gods should be exempt from human passions.” Euripides, from The Bacchae, first performed 405 BC.
Pic: Marble head of Dionysos, Roman 1st century BC - 1st century AD. Courtesy of @galerie_chenel.
A tragedy written by the Greek playwright Euripides, The Bacchae is concerned with two opposite sides of human nature: the rational and civilised side, represented by Pentheus, the king of Thebes, and the passionate, instinctive side, represented by Dionysus.
Dionysus, god of fertility, wine and revelry, was later considered a patron of the arts; his dual nature bringing joy and divine ecstasy, or brutal and blinding rage.
A walking day in Pafos. Most of the shops were closed because the first day of Lent is a public holiday. However, we found some rocks and mosaics to illustrate our trip. There was a beautiful Dionysus, drinking and enjoying his life, and the old man Winter looking judgingly at the brisk weather.
This day is for flying kites, and as we walked around the archaeology park, we stumbled upon one broken kite just laying on the rocks. We rehabilitated it with a stick and a hair tie, and it flew in the sunset.
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The Flaming One
The Lust of The Lawless
The Salt and The Stone
The Ecstasy of Nil
The Black Sun: Apostasis
The Winds of Will
The Sunset and The Silhouette
The first single entitled, "The Lust of The Lawless" can be streamed now on Bandcamp at TrveMedia.Bandcamp.com