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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Son of Zeus and Semele, the god of the vine, and promoter of its culture as well as the civilisation which accompanied it; represented as riding in a car drawn by tame tigers, and carrying a Thyrsus (q. v .); he rendered signal service to Zeus in the war of the gods with the Giants ( q. v .). See Dionysus .
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Bac`chus'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/bacchus.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.