Winnowing Basket

Winnowing Basket India The Sanskrit word sUci is linked with weaving and thus with creation. Greece There were many representations of the god. One used in initiation rites was a huge bearded mask wreathed with vine or ivy leaves. This was laid on a winnowing basket to conceal the sacred symbols, including a phallus made of figwood. Sometimes Dionysos is shown as an old man at the point when he goes to the underworld and he is also mysteriously in this underworld aspect identified with Okeanos, called by Homer the origin of the gods. Cited from Website: Green Man