Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece


Greek Drunken God

Also known as Seilenos, Silenos

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.

Silenus Facts and Figures

Name: Silenus
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Seilenos, Silenos

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Inebriation
Area of expertise: Drunkenness

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 5569

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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