Dionysos by Ivy Izzard

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I begin to sing of ivy-crowned Dionysus, the loud-crying god, splendid son of Zeus and glorious Semele. The rich-haired Nymphs received him in their bosoms from the lord his father and fostered and nurtured him carefully in the dells of Nysa, where by the will of his father he grew up in a sweet-smelling cave, being reckoned among the immortals. But when the goddesses had brought him up, a god oft hymned, then began he to wander continually through the woody coombes, thickly wreathed with ivy and laurel. And the Nymphs followed in his train with him for their leader; and the boundless forest was filled with their outcry.

And so hail to you, Dionysus, god of abundant clusters! Grant that we may come again rejoicing to this season, and from that season onwards for many a year.
—Homeric Hymn to Dionysos.26.1–10


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  • RandomAlex
    RandomAlexabout 8 years ago

    It’s weird to see Dionysos looking so young – especially with the cup in his hand!

    Nice colours.

  • Elena Ray
    Elena Rayover 7 years ago

    wow, this one is so sensual and ethereal, truly mystical

  • Mariska
    Mariskaover 7 years ago

    I am most impressed !!! So wonderful work you do !!

  • Robyn Lakeman
    Robyn Lakemanalmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic image Ivy, love it!

  • smokipoki
    smokipokiover 6 years ago

    Stunning. You are so talented!

  • swtcountry51
    swtcountry51over 6 years ago

    Done to perfection!!!!!

  • KazM
    KazMabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous girl
    Love her too
    Bravo to you

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMover 4 years ago

  • Steve Farr
    Steve Farrover 4 years ago

    Just BEAUTIFUL!!!~S

  • Sharon Davey
    Sharon Daveyabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous color & imagery portrayed by the written work, Blessings & Plenty do I wish for You ALL. :D

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