The cult of Dionysus goes back to time immemorial. Dionysus was the beloved god of wine, vegetative growth, joy and liberated expression -to be enjoyed by all, be they rich or poor, city dweller or farmer. Around 700 BC, the cult of Dionysus was at its peak, with everyone honoring the god daily either by participating in the important celebrations held in his honor (small and great Dionysia, Anthesteria, and Linaea) or by attending the world’s first organized events held for “wine lovers”.