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Ἴακχος). The solemn name of Bacchus in the Lesser Eleusinian Mysteries, whose name was derived from the boisterous song called Iacchus. In these mysteries Iacchus was regarded as the son of Zeus and Demeter, and was distinguished from the Theban Bacchus (Dionysus), the son of Zeus and Semelé. In some traditions Iacchus is even called a son of Bacchus, but in others the two are identified. See the chapter on “Dionysus at Athens” in Dyer's Gods in Greece (Lond. and N. Y. 1891); and the articles Dionysus; Eleusinia.

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