A host of legendary creatures, animals and mythic humanoids occur in ancient Greek mythology. Alcyoneus, a … reading of Greek mythology reveals greater acceptance of homosexuality in ancient Athens than can be boasted within today’s world religions. Just as you may have seen (yet how seldom from their dissevering and tyrannical institutions do you see) a younger and an elder boy at school walking in some remote grassy spot of their playground with that tender friendship towards each other which has so much of love. He fell to his death from a tree, or was killed by a bull, and transformed into the vine. Greek Mythology >> Greek Gods >> Olympian Gods >> Dionysus >> Dionysus Myths 4 Loves DIONYSOS LOVES ... AMPELOS (Ampelus) A handsome young Satyr-boy loved by the god Dionysos. In [Greek mythology], Ampelos is a beautiful satyr youth, who was loved by Dionysus, and whose death was foreseen by the god… According to Nonnus, Ampelos was gored to death by a wild bull after he mocked the goddess Selene. 1 Mythological creatures 2 Animals from Greek mythology 3 Dragons 3.1 Drakons 3.2 Cetea 3.3 Dracaenae 4 Automatons 5 Mythic humanoids 6 Deified human beings 7 See also 8 References Aeternae, creatures with bony, saw-toothed protuberances sprouting from their heads. Semele’s liaison with Zeus enraged Zeus’s wife, Hera, who, disguised as an old nurse, coaxed Semele into asking Zeus to visit her in the Greek mythology Folklore Miscellaneous Search Ampelus "Vine." The personification of the grapevine. Today, the story of Icarus is often used as a warning that people should be aware of the dangers of overconfidence and recklessness. Ampelus with a beast skin over his shoulder holds a cup in his right hand, and with his left half embraces the waist of Bacchus. ICARUS IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY Icarus is a famous figure, all be it a minor one, from Greek mythology, and the story of the boy who flew too close to the sun is one which is still told, and retold, today. Semele, in Greek mythology, a daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, at Thebes, and mother of Dionysus (Bacchus) by Zeus. A satyr from the Dionysus' retinue, and one of the god's favorites.