Dionysus oil

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Ecstatic, inebriant god of poetry, music, and prophesy, Dionysus is brother and contretemps to Apollo. Son of Zeus and Semele, he was educated by the forest god Silenus. His travels served to bring the arts of winemaking and viticulture to many lands, so his worship and cults were widespread. Like his Roman counterpart, Bacchus, he was worshipped by wild, bloodthirsty women called Maenads.

Dionysus is thought of as the Greek precedent to Bacchus, but he is older than other Greek legends and he covers more ground, also having a major cult center in Jerusalem, and he was once worshipped by Jews alongside Jehovah. He is sacrificed by his Maenad priestesses by being torn to pieces, and then he is born again. Plutarch said he is "who is destroyed, who disappears, who relinquishes life and then is born again." The grape, and the fennel wand with the pine cone tip, his thyrsus, is represented in my Dionysus oil.

Natural Magick deity oils are made with reverence and research to be pleasing devotional blends for the gods and goddesses they are named for. I research legend and lore, and try to use oils of plants that grew in the lands where the deity originated or rules. The Natural Magick process of using planetary and elemental influences, correspondence, and high quality ingredients is especially appropriate for honoring the gods and bringing their qualities into our lives.

Anoint yourself to attune to these deities, or pour into offering bowls or aromatherapy lamps, or anoint statues or fetish objects. I love to give them to priests or priestesses who run open circles or invoke our patron gods and goddesses.

These oils are in beautiful round 1/2 ounce bottles, blended in 100% fractionated Coconut oil, so with any care they should last a very long time. They are priced according to the ingredients requested by the gods.