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Iacchus

Iacchus was a demigod child of Aura, the titaness of the breeze, and Dionysus, the god of wine. Iacchus was born to Aura when she was in her man-murdering stage and after his twin was devoured whole by his mother, Artemis took Iacchus to Olympus. Iacchus became the attendant of Demeter and the leader-in-chief to the Eleusinian Mysteries. Iacchus was the personification of the ritual cry of joy iakhe of the procession of the initiates.

Iacchus was depicted as a young male holding twin torches of the Mysteries, usually with Demeter, Persephone, or other Eleusinian gods.

Trivia

  • Iacchus is sometimes seen as the child of Dionysus and Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.

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