8) More on the box “Jonathan in the Roman villa “


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A not very known legend on Dionysus tells that he was killed by the Titans: they threw him some toys to distract his attention and they broke him in several pieces. Fortunately Athena saw the whole scene and Dionysus’ resurrection was possible thanks to these toys:  “through the little bones his flesh joined his skeleton, through the ivy his body found his joints and flexible muscles back, through the spinning top his body found his movement back, his lungs re-opened thanks to the breathing of pin cones and the wine helped to call his soul back to his body.”