“For if it were not Dionysus for whom they held their processions and sang their songs, it would be a completely shameful act to the reverent; Hades and Dionysus, for whom they go mad and rage, are one and the same.”
“Folklore has given us much evidence for believing that the pleasure man takes in the fruits and flowers of the earth, the enjoyment he has in her intoxicating liquids – in fact, that gaiety, in general, can be linked with those moments when man salutes his dead...”
- Walter F. Otto, Dionysus: Myth and Cult (P. 116)
*Note: I am not actually advocating putting drugs in candy for kids. Obviously, drugs should only be used by adults aware of the potential hazards that they bring. I would include in this category the ADD meds you force your children to take daily, and that they probably sell at school to spite you.