Dionysos: Urbild des unzerstörbaren Lebens. Front Cover. Karl Kerényi. Klett- Cotta, – Dionysus (Greek deity) – pages. No other god of the Greeks is as widely present in the monuments and nature of Greece and Italy, in the sensuous tradition of antiquity, as Dionysos. In myth and . First paperback printing, in the Mythos series–Title page verso.

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Lists with This Book. Dionysos originated on the island of Crete, where he was considered to be the same deity as Zeus, and was a dying and resurrected god who presided over mead and the mysteries of death and rebirth.

Recommended to anyone who loves mythology. In myth and image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed dionysis complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of Dionysos.

Dionysos : archetypal image of indestructible life

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From the wealth of Greek literary, epigraphic, and monumental traditions, Kerenyi constructs karo picture of Dionysian worship, always underlining the constitutive element of myth.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Kerrnyi have a Kindle? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This is the full story of the history of the Dionysian Archetype as told through the history of man.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Want to Read saving…. In this work the noted mythologist and historian of ddionysos Carl Kerenyi presents an historical account of the religion of Dionysos from its beginnings in the Minoan culture down to its transition to a cosmic and cosmopolitan religion of late antiquity under the Roman Empire.

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Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life

Other editions – View all Dionysos: These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Open Preview See a Problem? Orpheus and Greek Religion Mythos Books. No trivia or quizzes yet. I found this book to be an important part of the story of Greek religion. This “book” is long on information unfortunately mostly descriptive information pertaining to artifacts as the book progresses but very short on synthesis. Let me tell you, I love the way that man’s mind worked. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


In this work, the noted mythologist and historian of religion Carl Kerenyi presents a historical account of the religion of Dionysos from its beginnings in the Minoan culture down to its transition to a cosmic and cosmopolitan religion of late antiquity under the Roman Empire.

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Books for People with Print Disabilities. Learn more about Amazon Prime. In the case of Eleusis, and also in the case of Dionysos, there are secrets that the celebrants of the rites took to their graves.