2. A "child of Bacchus" is a name that refers to someone who drinks to excess; a drunkard.
3. A classical god of wine: in Greek and Roman mythology, the god of wine, identified with the Greek god Dionysus and the Roman god Liber. He was worshiped with orgiastic and ecstatic rites. From Greek Bakkhos via Latin Bacchus.
4. Dionysus came from Greek and Roman mythology and was the god of wine and of an orgiastic religion celebrating the power and fertility of nature.
The orgies honoring Dionysus probably originated as fertility rites. Gradually the festivals took on many forms, ranging from drinking feasts to festal processions and dramatic performances.
When the orgies were introduced into Rome, they became known as bacchanalia, named for Bacchus. In Rome, the rites for Bacchus started out as secret gatherings for women only. Later, after men were admitted, they became the sort of gatherings suggested by the contemporary meaning of orgy. The Bucchanalia of ancient Rome became increasingly notorious for drunkenness, debauchery, and licentiousness of all kinds. Things progressed to the point where the Roman senate felt the need to issue a decree in 186 B.C. prohibiting Bacchanalia.
You may see information about Bacchus, the drunken reveler, on this page.
Latin: Bacchus; as well as, Liber (god). Liber was also associated with Libera, goddess of the vine.
The god of wine and of an orgiastic religion celebrating the power and fertility of nature, drama, and revelry.
Symbols: ivy, grapes, and leopards or panthers.