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Dionysus (Bacchus)

Dionysus (Bacchus)

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Case File: The Death of Pentheus

Police Reports

Case Description: Complainant (City of Thebes) accuses defendant (Dionysus) of murdering King Pentheus of Thebes. Dionysus caused Agave (Pentheus' mother) to go mad and rip off her son's head.

Case Status: Case pending. All investigators sent to question the defendant have suffered similar dismemberment. Full details recorded by Euripides in The Bacchae.

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