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SILENUS
Also known as SILENOS, SEILENOS

Sozzled God of Beer Buddies and Drinking Companions

He's fat, bald, hairy and drunk. Much as you would expect. SILENUS is the teacher and debauched buddy of DIONYSUS, and taught him such tricks as balancing a wine glass on your nose and how to open a bottle of wine with your teeth.

We don't know exactly what happened to SILENUS, but we do know he was granted immortality by the Gods. We have the feeling we might have seen him here and there over the years; the fat bald bearded character who is always seen drunk and incapable slumped in the corners of pubs.

If you see two of these characters at once, one may be DIONYSUS or BACCHUS — or you may just have been over-indulging.

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Article last updated on 29 April 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT SILENUS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : SILENUS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SILENOS, SEILENOS
Popularity index : 918

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