In Greek mythology, a thyrsus or thyrsos (θύρσος) was a staff of giant fennel (Ferula communis) covered with ivy vines and leaves, sometimes wound with taeniae and always topped with a pine cone. These staffs were carried by Dionysus and his followers. Euripides wrote that honey dripped from ...
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In Greek mythology, a staff carried by worshippers of the god Dionysus, formed from a stick wound around with the ivy sacred to the god, and crowned with a pine cone. ...
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Thyr'sus noun ; plural Thyrsi . [ Latin , from Greek .... Confer Torso .] 1. A staff entwined with ivy, and surmounted by a pine cone, or by a bunch of vine or ivy leaves with grapes or berries. It is an attribute of B...
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Origin: L, fr. Gr. Cf. Torso. ... 1. A staff entwined with ivy, and surmounted by a pine cone, or by a bunch of vine or ivy leaves with grapes or berries. It is an attribute of Bacchus, and of the satyrs and others engaging in Bacchic rites. 'A good to grow on graves As twist about a thyrsus.' (Mrs....
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• (n.) A staff entwined with ivy, and surmounted by a pine cone, or by a bunch of vine or ivy leaves with grapes or berries. It is an attribute of Bacchus, and of the satyrs and others engaging in Bacchic rites. • (n.) A species of inflorescence; a dense panicle, as in the lilac and horse-...
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in Greek religion, staff carried by Dionysus, the wine god, and his votaries (Bacchae, Maenads). In early Greek art the Bacchae were usually ...
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A thyrsus was a wand wreathed with ivy or vine leaves, and topped with a pine-cone carried by the Ancient Greeks as a symbol of Bacchus.
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[disambiguation] A thyrsus is a staff of giant fennel covered with ivy vines and leaves. Thyrsus may also refer to: ...
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1) Flower cluster 2) Thyrse
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