Dionysian Mysteries (Bacchian Mysteries) depicted in the Roman fresco in the triclinium (Roman dining room) in the Villa of the Mysteries (Villa dei Misteri) in the archaeological site of Pompeii (Pompei) near Naples, Campania, Italy. Initiation rite from the mysterious cult of Dionysus (Bacchus) is probably depicted in the murals. This fresco shows a young satyr being offered a bowl of wine by Silenus while behind him, another satyr holds up a frightening mask which the drinking satyr sees reflected in the bowl. Next to them sits a goddess (Ariadne or Semele), with Dionysus (Bacchus) lying ac

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Dionysian Mysteries (Bacchian Mysteries) depicted in the Roman fresco in the triclinium (Roman dining room) in the Villa of the Mysteries (Villa dei Misteri) in the archaeological site of Pompeii (Pompei) near Naples, Campania, Italy. Initiation rite from the mysterious cult of Dionysus (Bacchus) is probably depicted in the murals. This fresco shows a young satyr being offered a bowl of wine by Silenus while behind him, another satyr holds up a frightening mask which the drinking satyr sees reflected in the bowl. Next to them sits a goddess (Ariadne or Semele), with Dionysus (Bacchus) lying ac

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