|Eros & Pompe, Athenian red-figure chous
C4th B.C., Metropolitan Museum of Art
POMPE was the goddess of the religious procession, or perhaps more specifically, of the phallic fertility processions performed in honour of the god Dionysos.
The personification Pompe does not occur in any extant literature. In the Athenian vase-painting (right) Dionysos and Pompe gaze at each another affectionately in the company of Love (Eros).
It was probably a metaphor meaning "Dionysos loves the festive processions."
- Greek Vase Painting - Greek art C5th B.C.