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Ly'sius

*Lu/sios), i. e. the Deliverer, a surname of Dionysus, under which he was worshipped at Corinth, where there was a carved image of the god, the whole figure of which was gilt, while the face was painted red. (Paus. 2.2.5.) He was also worshipped at Sicyon, where the Theban Phanes was said to have introduced the god (2.7.6), and at Thebes. In the last-mentioned place he had a sanctuary near one of the gates, and there was a story that the god had received the surname from the fact of his once having delivered Theban prisoners from the hands of the Thracians in the neighbourhood of Haliartus (9.16.4; Orph. Hymn. 49, 2, &c.)

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