Roman God of wine (greec: Dionysos), son of Jupiter (greec: Zeus) and Semele. The designation "Bacchant" stands still for persons, who award particularly gladly to the wine. The religious festivals for the orgiastic deity Bacchus in old Rome (16. /17.March) introduced approximately 200 BC are called "Bacchanalia". Because of their increasing orgastics they were forbidden in 186 BC by the Roman senate.