Greek Mythology & Their Human Comparison

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Dionysus and Charlie Sheen & Aphrodite and Angelina Jolie God of wine and ecstasy, Dionysus is a representative of the wild, chaotic, and animalistic elements present in humans. It is no coincidence that his female followers are wild women. They worship him through wild partying, intoxication, and savagery, which some will say is an altered state. Dionysus represents these altered states of ecstasy, which arise and are only shown when intoxicated. Some say Dionysus is angry and often irrational, but he is a divinity that requires worship. Fast-forwarding to the modern era, tabloids feature articles about an abundance of celebrities who like to party. But one man stands out to be a little more wild than the rest. Charlie Sheen was casted as himself in the show Two and a Half Men, playing the role of what he claims to be his normal life. Sheen is the life of the party, loves drugs, alcohol, and sex. His lifestyle on the show glorifies these elements. He is Charlie Sheen, a Hollywood movie star, a god of the modern day pantheon. According to the Greek’s, wine is the cause of Dionysus’ split personality. Just as drunks can be both wildly happy and violently angry, Dionysus is present when a person is acting out in their drunken state. One who is intoxicated can be ecstatic in their celebration, a happy drunk, or can be violent and vicious, an angry drunk. He gifts ecstasy to his followers. Possessed by a power beyond their control, the worshippers of Dionysus let loose and give in to madness. This allows them to freely enjoy themselves and release any rage one has been holding back. Sheen's personal life has made headlines, including reports about alcohol and drug abuse and marital problems, as well as allegations of domestic violence. According to the tabloids, Sheen also has a split personality. We imagine that he is a round the clock partier, his drug
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