The two passionate drinkers loved to hang out together and everything was wonderful. But not for long. We regret to inform you that Ampelos died very young due to a terrible drink-related accident.
There are several versions of this story. He may have fell out of a vine-covered tree while picking grapes, or been tossed while attempting to ride a bull after drinking too many bottles of wine. Maybe he was tossed into the tree by a drunken bull.
The police accident report is very vague and full of rumor. All we know for sure is that the incident was grape-related. Hence the expression ‘heard it on the grapevine’.
Anyway, poor Dionysus was devastated at losing his best buddy and wine lover (and vice versa). So he asked for the body of Ampelos to be placed in the sky as a memorial constellation. He hasn’t fallen out of the sky yet.
Other versions of the story claim that viniculture-obsessed Dionysus transformed him into a grapevine – and spent many happy hours thereafter plucking his grapes.
Ampelos Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Αμπελος
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1446
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Article last revised on November 20, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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