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silenus

(sīlē`nəs), in Greek mythology, part bestial and part human creature of the forests and mountains. Part of DionysusDionysus
, in Greek religion and mythology, god of fertility and wine. Legends concerning him are profuse and contradictory. However, he was one of the most important gods of the Greeks and was associated with various religious cults. He was probably in origin a Thracian deity.
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' entourage, the sileni are usually represented as aged satyrs—drunken, jolly, bald, fat, bearded, and possessing horse ears. According to some myths they were prophets; but according to others they were so perpetually stupefied with drink that they were unable to distinguish truth from falsehood. In some legends only one such creature appears, Silenus, described as the oldest of the satyrs, the son of HermesHermes,
in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and Maia. His functions were many, but he was primarily the messenger of the gods, particularly of Zeus, and conductor of souls to Hades.
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, in Greek religion and mythology, pastoral god of fertility. He was worshiped principally in Arcadia, and one legend states that he was the son of Hermes, another Arcadian god. Pan was supposed to make flocks fertile; when he did not, his image was flogged to stimulate him.
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. He was the companion, adviser, or tutor of Dionysus.

Silenus

 

in Greek mythology, the tutor and companion of Dionysus; a merry, good-natured, continually drunken, bald old man with a wineskin. Silenus was depicted in ancient Greek and Roman works of art and in later works, including paintings by Rubens and Van Dyck.

Silenus

one of Bacchus’s retinue; fat, always inebriated. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 283]

Silenus

knowledgeable tutor of Bacchus. [Rom. Myth.: Daniel, 213]
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Rabelais uses the image of the sileni as a warning against the deceptiveness of appearances, including the appearances presented by the literal meanings of his own text (though he goes on to deny any hidden allegorical intentions in Gargantua and to mock the gullibility of the reader who seeks them):
Passionate about food and wine, and with a touch of humour, the estate was named sileni after the drunken attendant of Bacchus, the god of wine.
Aside from the god, all activities represented in the fresco involve women, while male figures include boys, satyrs, sileni, and erotes.
13) On Socrates as a Silenus, see Sileni Alcibiadis 262-63.
As well as Sileni Estate Avery is the principal owner of another Vinotica, in Albany, which lures moneyed Auckland food lovers with its exotic products.
Producers to watch out for in this area include Alpha Domus, Brookfields Vineyards, Esk Valley, Church Road Winery (owned by Montana), Craggy Range Vineyards, Kim Crawford Wines, Matariki, CJ Pask, Redmetal Vineyards, Sileni, Te Mata, Trinity Hill and Vidal.
From the 5th century BC the name Silenus was applied specifically to Dionysus' foster father, which thus aided the gradual absorption of the satyrs and sileni into the Dionysiac cult.
the 3 residences are composed as follows in number of accommodations - les jonquilles 108 rooms - les sileni 33 units - les oliviers 29 units.
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Wootton highlights the connections between More and Erasmus in another way, adding his translation of "The Sileni of Alcibiades," one of Erasmus's most important adages, which first appeared in 1515, to his translation of the Utopia.
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