Orphic Tablets and Hymns(ca. 400 BCE–300 CE)
- Bacchus: the Roman name for Dionysius, the Greek god of wine
- Caecilia Secundina: the name of the woman for whom the tablet was written
- Corybantes: a dancing religious order that worshipped the Phrygian goddess Cybele with drumming and dancing and whose members made up the nine dancers who venerated Rhea
- Curetes: also Corybantes, a dancing religious order
- Demeter: the goddess of agriculture and the mother of Persephone
- Dionysus: the god of wine and festivity
- Euboleus: originally a god of plowing; he becomes a swineherd who witnesses Persephone’s abduction.
- Euclês: a common...
Orpheus and Eurydice (Library of Congress)View Full Size