Silenus cradling the infant DionysusShirlyn Yang2021-07-23T18:06:16+08:00
Roman marble figure Silenus cradling the infant Dionysus statue
This is a very classic scene of Roman mythology. Silenus cradling the infant Dionysus, kind and gentle. The sculptures of the character are very detailed, and the curly hair and beard all constitute the three-dimensional image of this person. The character’s left arm is leaning against the pillar, and the blue veins on the hands of Silenus cradling the infant Dionysus are very obvious, vivid, and lifelike. The muscle lines are obvious, and the overall character movement is delicately portrayed. It is a very beautiful classic work. Welcome to customize the Silenus cradling the infant Dionysus sculpture.
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The character background of Silenus cradling the infant Dionysus:
Two characters in Silenus cradling the infant Dionysus. Silenos, the god of the forest in Greek mythology, the foster father and master of Dionysus, the leader of the forest gods. Addicted to alcohol and often drunk, walk with donkeys. Dionysus is the god of wine in ancient Greek mythology and one of the twelve gods of Olympus. Dionysus was the god of wine believed by the Thracians in ancient Greece. He not only possessed the power of wine intoxication but also became a very inspiring god at the time by offering joy and love. He promoted the civilization and development of ancient society. Established the law and maintained the peace of the world. In addition, he also protects the agricultural and theater culture of Greece. In the legend of Olympus, he is the son of Zeus and Semele (another term is Zeus and Persephone). The ancient Greeks’ sacrifice to the god of Bacchus was one of the secret religious rituals, similar to the Eleusis mystery of Demeter and Persephone. In Thracian rituals, he wore fox skin, which is said to symbolize new life. The Dionysus carnival ceremony dedicated to Bacchus is the most secret religious ceremony.
Silenus cradling the infant Dionysus (1)
Silenus cradling the infant Dionysus (2)
The story behind Silenus cradling the infant Dionysus:
Dionysus was the son of Zeus and Persephone. The god Herpatitan killed and destroyed the newly born Dionysus, but was rescued by Zeus from his heart and allowed his soul to be reborn in Semele’s body again. As a result, stories about the rebirth and immortality of Bacchus spread throughout Greece, making people worship them. Silenus cradling the infant Dionysus is also the scene of the event when Bacchus was a child.
When Dionysus became an adult, Hera still refused to let him go, making him crazy and wandering around. In the process of wandering on the earth, he taught the farmers to make wine, so he became the god of wine and one of the favorite gods of ancient Greek farmers. He was commemorated with the god of wine every year, and thus developed the ancient Greek tragedy. Silenus cradling the infant Dionysus not only includes two Greek figures but also shows the relationship between the characters.