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Wednesday, 8 February 2006

The Birth of Dionysos

And Zeus, snatching the sixth-month abortive child from the fire, sewed it in his thigh ...
... and at the proper time undid the stitches and gave birth to Dionysos, and entrusted him to Hermes.
And he conveyed him to the couple Ino and Athamas, and persuaded them to rear him as a girl.

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