To put it very simply, I owe everything to Dionysos. I would not be who or where I am today, if not for Him. He opened my eyes to Polytheism as I understand it today. He opened me up in ways I can barely put into words. Dionysos held up the mirror, and I saw myself, truly, for the first time.
I’ll never forget the two years we spent together before Apollon came to claim me. It was two years in the deep wilderness of my then repressed soul. I never knew the things I really wanted until He tempted me to discover them. And those things weren’t at all what I thought they were.
When I looked into that mirror of His, I saw Apollon reflected back at me, and I was terrified. Dionysos eased that transition, from potential maenad to Apollonian priestess. His words, His gentleness and encouragement are what saw me through my inner turmoil, and led me to accepting myself.
So, for all that He has done in preparing me for Apollon, I am grateful. I am grateful for Dionysos. I am grateful for His insight, especially that of my needs. I am grateful for the dances we shared, and the roads we walked together. And I am grateful for His willingness to lead me down His path, for a time, before directing me toward the path that was truly meant for me.