Zagreus (Iacchus)


The supreme god Greek Orphism and said to be a son of Zeus and Persephone. At the instigation of Hera, Zagreus was torn to pieces by the Titans and when they proceeded to devour him Zeus appeared on the scene. Driving the Titans back with thunderbolts he succeeded in saving the heart and gave it, still beating, to Semele to eat. From her and Zeus the divine child Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, was born.