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Dionysus Timeline and Summary
- Appears in Thebes disguised as the mortal, Stranger.
- Monologues about the history of his birth.
- Informs us that he's come from Asia to spread his religion.
- Says that he's possessed the women of Thebes to punish them for blasphemy.
- Lets himself be arrested by Pentheus.
- Summons lightning and earthquakes to smash his jail.
- Teases his followers for doubting him.
- Convinces Pentheus that he must dress up in women's clothing to observe the Maenads.
- Beguiles Pentheus so that the King can see his bull form.
- Leads the cross-dressed Pentheus through Thebes to humiliate him.
- Takes Pentheus out to spy on the Maenads.
- Helps Pentheus climb to the top of a pine tree.
- Illuminates the sky so that Pentheus is exposed.
- Orders the Maenads to rip Pentheus apart.
- Shows up in all his godly glory.
- Curses Cadmus to lead barbarian hordes in the form of a snake.
- Banishes Agave from Thebes.
- Chastises them both for not worshipping him to begin with.