Z12.22 DRINKING CONTEST OF HERAKLES & DIONYSOS
Museum Collection: Shahba Museum, Shahba, Syria
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Floor Mosaic
Period: Imperial Roman
Herakles and Dionysos compete in a drinking contest. The figures in the top row from left to right (all labelled) are Maron, an old Seilen companion of Dionysos; Ariadne; Pothos, the winged god of passion, wielding a flaming torch; and Dionysos bearing a thrysos staff. Herakles reclines on the floor with a drinking cup at his feet. Eros, the winged god of love, plays with his club.
ARTICLESDionysos, Ariadne, Maron, Pothos, Eros