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April 08, 2004


"...When Octavian, father of Augustus, at the head of his army, came upon the Holy Mount of Dionysus, he consulted the oracle about his son, and the prophets said to him that his son was to rule the world, for as the wine was spilt onto the altar, the smoke rose up above the top of the shrine and even unto heavens, as had happened when Alexander the Great himself had sacrificed upon that same altar".

Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus

A place for rituals of wine and fire written of by Dion Cassius and Suetonius may have been found.

Bulgarian archaeologists believe they may have found one of the most famous prophecy sites in antiquity, a temple of the Greek god of wine Dionysus, in the mountains of what is today southern Bulgaria.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 8, 2004 10:40 AM

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