Dionysus

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Dionysus
Dionysus Symbol.jpg
Aliases Ivy-Wreathed, Loud-Roaring, Twice-Born, Woman-Maddener
Alignment Chaotic Neutral
Divine Rank Intermediate God
Pantheon Greek
Portfolio Fertility, madness, mirth, theater, wine
Domains 3E: Chaos, Destruction, Madness
5E: Life
Home Plane Olympus (Arborea)
Worshippers Fauns, revelers, rogues, satyrs
Favoured Weapon Quarterstaff

Dionysus is the god of wine, grapes, orchards, and going batshit fucking crazy. His parents are up for debate, but (almost) everyone agrees his father is Zeus. His mother is either Semele, Demeter, or Persephone. In real life, the cult of Dionysus considered drinking wine to be a holy act, and therefore mostly amounted to a big group of rowdy drunks praising the name of Dionysus. Better than Jonestown, eh? He's very much the opposite of his brother Apollo.

Shockingly, the god of alcoholics is chaotic neutral. His worshipers are just as likely to be jovial friends as they are to be bloodthirsty murderers. Deities & Demigods says this is because of the dual nature of alcohol, making people both happy and insane.

His followers are all those fond of a stiff drink, a party, or raving lunacy. Players looking to make Dionysus their deity need look no further than almost every bard stereotype ever, or failing that they could go full blown down the lunacy path and make a character that is absolutely barking mad.

The Historical Deities of Dungeons and Dragons
Leader(s) Others
Anglo-Saxon: Nerthus Eostre - Hred - Ing - Mannus - Thunor - Tir - Woden
Aztec: Ometeotl Camazotz - Chalchihuitlicue - Chitza-Atlan - Cihuacoatl - Coatlicue
Huhueteotl - Huitzilopochtli - Hurakon - Mictlantecuhtli - Quetzalcoatl
Tezcatlipoca - Tlaloc - Tlazoteotl - Tonatiuh - Xipetotec
Babylonian: Anu Anshar - Druaga - Girru - Ishtar - Marduk - Nergal - Ramman
Celtic: The Daghdha Arawn - Belenus - Brigantia - Cernunnos - Diancecht - Dunatis - Goibhniu - Lugh
Manannan mac Lir - Math Mathonwy - Morrigan - Nuada - Oghma - Silvanus
Chinese: Shang-ti Chih-Nii - Chung Kuel - Fu Hsing - K'ung Fu-tzu - Kuan Yin - Kuan-ti
Lao Tzu - Lei Kung - Liu - Lu Hsing - Lu Yueh - Shou Hsing
Sung Chiang - Tou Mu - Yen-Wang-Yeh
Egyptian: Re-Horakhty Anubis - Anhur - Apshai - Apep - Bast - Bes - Geb - Hathor - Imhotep - Isis
Nephthys - Nut - Osiris - Ptah - Seker - Set - Shu - Sobek - Tefnut - Thoth
Finnish: Ukko Ahto - Hiisi - Ilmatar - Loviatar - Mielikki - Surma - Tuonetar - Tuoni - Untamo
Greek: Zeus Aphrodite - Apollo - Ares - Artemis - Athena - Cronus - Demeter - Dionysus
The Furies - Gaea - Hades - Hecate - Hephaestus - Hera - Hercules
Hermes - Hestia - Nike - Pan - Poseidon - Rhea - Tyche - Uranus
Hindu: Brahama Agni - Brihaspati - Kali - Indra - Karttikeya - Lakshmi - Mitra - Puchan - Ratri - Rudra
Sarasuati - Savitri - Siva - Soma - Tvashtri - Ushas - Varuna - Vayu - Vishnu - Yama
Japanese: Izanagi & Izanami Amaterasu - Ama-Tsu-Mara - Amatsu-Mikaboshi - Hachiman - Ho Masubi
Inari - Kishijoten - Kura Okami - Nai No Kami - O-Kuni-Nushi - O-Wata-Tsu-Mi
Raiden - Shichifukujin - Shina-Tsu-Hiko - Susanoo - Tsuki-Yomi
Norse: Odin Aegir - Balder - Bragi - Forseti - Frey - Freya - Frigga - Heimdall
Hel - Hermod - Idun - Loki - Magni - Modi - Njord - Odur - Sif - Skadi
Surtr - Thor - Thrym - Tyr - Uller - Vidar
Sumerian: Enlil Inanna - Ki - Nanna-Sin - Nin-Hursag - Utu