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"This temple is for the god of wine, Dionysos. Bet Markos would like it here."
―Kassandra visiting the temple, 429 BCE[src]

The Temple of Dionysos on Naxos Island

The Temple of Dionysos was a temple overlooking Naxos on the Greek island of the same name. Dedicated to the god of wine who had been born on the island, Dionysos, the temple housed several festivities celebrating him each year. The Naxians hoped that they would make the god look favorably upon them, and bless their vines and wine production.[1]

Around 429 BCE, the temple was visited by the Spartan misthios Kassandra. During a symposium at the temple, she met her mother Myrrine speaking to Aspasia, with the latter attempting to warn her about assassins sent by the Cult of Kosmos. Kassandra later agreed to help them find the assassins and obtain clues that would confirm the involvement of the rival island Paros and the cult.[2]




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