“A blow job is something a woman does for a man. Cock worship is something she does for herself.” – Author Unknown

A large, erect phallus can symbolize power and overwhelming force, irresistible intoxication, and the mystery of sexuality. It can be frightening in its symbolism when viewed as representing male dominance and control over women in a patriarchal society. In contrast, it can be intoxicating to women who longing to express and experience the full potential of their sexuality and transcendent ecstasy. In ancient Greece, the erect phallus was one of several symbols associated with the worship of Dionysus – Greek god of wine, theater, and transcendent ecstasy. Statues of erect cocks were placed in ornate temples of worship devoted to Dionysus. Even today, some of those temple ruins are still visible.

While these temples were the socially acceptable way to worship Dionysus in “polite” society, the true worship of Dionysus was led by Maenads in the forest. Dionysus was a nature god after all. Women gathered in the forest often dressed in animal skin and wearing horns. They would erect wooden crosses and place a robe, mask, bull horns, ivy, and grapes on the cross (all symbols of Dionysus) to summon his presence. The women drank wine (the blood of Dionysus), performed sacred rituals, and danced themselves into an orgiastic frenzy. These ceremonies have been noted by historians (including Plato) as being highly sexual in nature.

Why was Dionysus so important to women? While we have made improvements in gender equality across different cultures, many of these advances have only come to exist within the last 100 years and, even in the most modern societies, there is still a long way to go. If this is the state of the world today, can you imagine how oppressive life must have been for women in 800 BC…almost 2,800 years ago? Women of this era were bound to household duties and were expected to follow, not lead. They were expected to be sexually passive and free of lust while men lived a life of sexual freedom. There were, however, a couple of exceptions to the oppressive status quo and they came courtesy of Dionysus.

Through the lens of ancient Greek culture, a behavioral and psychological spectrum existed with two gods on each end representing opposing forces of energy – Apollo and Dionysus. Apollo was the god of order, structure, science, and reason. Expressed in the modern world, Apollo is found in our social codes, our individual self concepts of identity, and behavioral norms of society. The opposite of structure is anti-structure (revelry, chaos, liberation, emotion, ecstasy, and inversion) and this is the realm of Dionysus. Dionysus represents the “born to be wild” state of mind that rebels against structure and all that oppresses and restrains us from returning to nature, seeking our natural state, and embracing our wild, primal desires.

Dionysus served multiple psychological and spiritual roles in Greek society and was often worshipped through one of the most powerful of all rituals, the psychological and emotional ritual of inversion. Rituals of inversion were practiced privately and also celebrated in large public festivals honoring Dionysus all across Greece. These festivals (such as the Dionysia) served as great levelers of society where all social barriers and status were dissolved. This means that some people rose in prominence and others were diminished. Slaves were exalted and free men were humbled. Man or woman, young and old…all return to a state of cultural indistinguishability and freedom.

During these festivals, women assumed the status and liberties enjoyed by men in Greek society. Female liberation involved the ritualistic invoking of Dionysus who liberated women from the societal constraints that oppressed them. This included sexual liberation and, in modern lingo, the ability to get wild and party! Festivals honoring Dionysus often began with a phallic procession. People lined the streets with loud music of the period filling the air, people screaming, wine flowing liberally, and people generally working themselves into a frenzy. In the procession, groups of people (mostly women) walked down the streets carrying large phallic symbols in honor of Dionysus.

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What was the importance of an erect cock in these rituals? The Greeks interpreted erections as a sign of divine possession by Dionysus. Plato even referred to the erection as one form of divine madness. The phallus represented the surging of life, the need to gush forth, and seemed to have a mind of its own. Still today, we joke about erections as “thinking with the other head”. The Greeks were more literal about this. The erection was seen as a disobedient, self-willed animal that would not listen to reason. It takes possession of the owner and reduces him to a bestial state. This is why the phallus is often depicted in Greek art at zoomorphic – having animal characteristics/form. It is sometimes shown as a bird with wings, ears, and a single eye.

Likewise, the phallic tribute to Dionysus carried in processions was regarded as an independent living organism and often had an eye. The Greeks believed that through the eyes and phallus, we become possessed and surge forward to take possession. In these phallic processions, women were taking possession of the phallus and invoking the divine possession of Dionysus within themselves.

They sought the god’s presence and wanted to claim the wild, liberating power of Dionysus in order to step beyond the societal boundaries that oppressed them. Once possessed, expressions of joy and pleasure such as wild dancing and/or sex ensued as these women experienced the intoxicating, transcendent ecstasy of Dionysus.

In the midst of all this revelry, Greek literature never depicts physical harm occurring to women worshipping Dionysus. Instead, Dionysus is said to have actively protected the safety of women who possessed him.

Almost 2,000 years have passed since Dionysus faded from our collective consciousness and left us with a sense of cognitive dissonance. We understand societal expectations, but many of us still feel Dionysian energy swirling through our psyche that longs to burst forth. How many women and men still feel oppressed with no moments of liberation on the horizon? How many of us long to be free of societal judgement simply because we embrace our sexuality? How many women struggle with the homemaker dream of Hestia (Greek goddess of the home/hearth) but long to touch their inner Aphrodite (ref: Hestia vs. Aphrodite)? As an archetypal force, the presence of Dionysian energy may be needed more today than ever before. We just need to know how to find and tap into it. 

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Key Dionysus references used in this writing along with knowledge gained from countless other books and articles over the past few years in my journey for deeper understanding: 

  • Possession and Power in the Worship of Dionysus, Presented at Dionysia, June 16, 1990, Washington state, Brandy Williams 
  • Riding the Phallus for Dionysus: Iconology, Ritual and Gender-Role De/construction,” Phoenix 51 (1997), Eric Capo.

Interested in reading more about Dionysus? You can find it here –  Dionysus.

17 thoughts on “Dionysus – Cock Worship

  1. It’s sometimes hard for me to believe that this is such a problem in modern times! But I live it.
    I am determined to find my balance, to have my stories and live them too…

    1. You are an amazing woman, Carly. You are on that path of exploration and will live your dreams and fulfill your fantasies 🌹

    2. Great comment, Carly 😘❤️

      Christina

      1. Thank you!

        1. You’re most welcome 😘

  2. Great article, Michael. As a woman it’s great to read it. I love and adore my boyfriend’s awesome cock. Most women would not like to admit their fascination. When I speak with my friends one at a time they are ready to admit how fascinating they find a huge cock but hesitant to admit it when there are more people present. 😘❤️🔥

    Christina

    1. Thank you Christina, this is an interesting reply as always. 🔥

  3. Hi Michael, very interesting and informative. We still see all these cock references in modern day too. The Washington Monument is a prime example. 😊❤

    1. Haha, good point…a huge erection right in the nation’s capitol! There are plenty of references all around but, unfortunately, the sense of spirituality surrounding that erotic energy is absent or at least discouraged. Hope you are having a great day 🤗❤️

    2. Or the symbol that Amazon uses. I laugh every time one of the trucks pass by. Lol

      1. Oh yes, that is another great example -nice bend and all, ha!

  4. Wonderful article, Michael! I am so infatuated with my Sir’s cock….nothing more stirring! XOXO

    1. Thanks for weighing in on this one, Nora ☺️I think your dynamic with your Sir and husband is so erotic…to be in love with one man and submitting to another and infatuated with your Sir’s cock – erotic fire 🔥🔥🔥

      1. Blushing hard. Thank you, Michael… it has certainly kept me on my toes this year!!! XOXO

  5. So as an openly self professed cock worshipper I can fully appreciate the nature of the women who worshipped Dionysus. I live very near a forest and have been tempted by my lover to take a wander through there and dance naked between the trees on more than one occasion over the years. We got caught a few times by innocent dog walkers, but it was always worth the shocked and outraged expressions on their faces to feel the freedom of cavorting naked with my lover and nature while deep in the forest. It is the most exhilarating and liberating heady experience to feel grass between your toes, rough tree bark against your naked bottom and a mild wind against your naked breasts as your lover takes you and fills you completely, pushing you to new heights of delicious ecstasy.
    I worship my lover’s cock, I will kneel before him and take my pleasure from his beautiful cock. To taste him, feel his heavy length, his girth, the texture of him, the ribbed veins creating their own sensation in my mouth, against my tongue, the taste of his slightly salty precum as it drips down my throat. His cream as it spurts hot and salty, filling my mouth, but the thing that turns me on more than anything is the powerful hold I have over him during these times. The sounds he emits as I caress his beautiful cock and make it so very hard, to feel the blood pulsing in the head against the tip of my tongue and then hear his growl as he loses control and grips my hair tightly holding me captive and impaled on him. That is heavenly and I will go there again and again and take it from him.
    Loved the post michael, but then again, I always do. I think I was most certainly born to be wild…
    How is your denial for NOvember going darling man? I do hope this comment aids in your balls aching heavily and your delightfully little cock getting as hard as it possibly can…Only a few days to go now, but I do wonder, should the NO be for a whole month from start date or just the few weeks we had left in NOvember?💎💫🍆💦👄🔥💞🍆💧🚫💎😘

    1. Sexy Gem, you swoop in and sprinkle magic erotic dust all around and my cock is rock hard and already leaking precum by the time I finish comments like this one. You do control my little erection and fills and rises at your command…throbbing but never releasing without your permission. I would so love to cum on Dec 1st…it has been forever since I felt those hot torrent of creamy cum pulsing through my shaft and spreading heavy ropes out before me. My balls feel bruised and tender. But, I will wait until it pleases you. Regarding the Maenads, I still have some work to do, but I think there is a connection between the female sorcery that flowed through Europe and the Maenads of Greece and Bacchantes of Rome. Now, about your experience with your lover’s cock…that is cock worship – the high it gives your pleasure sensors and the power you feel when you take control of that wild force and command it as your own. With your permission, I would love to include segments of this description in the post (with a link to your blog of course). My cock admittedly isn’t as impressive as your lover’s hefty manhood, but it is infused with Dionysian energy at the moment – hard vine with juices flowing – and at your command. 💎 🎭 🍆💫💧🚫💦😘💖

      1. Feel free to use my description however you want darling, I would be delighted to have my words appear in your post!
        It would be interesting to know if there was a Welsh equivalent to the Maenads! While I am not Welsh born, I have lived here longer than I lived in my native home in England. I never felt a connection to my original roots, but as soon as I landed in Wales it felt like I had come home, I feel a very real connection with it, especially the area I live. It’s steeped in its own rich seam of history. It’s a fascinating place.
        Now cock worship is something I am always happy to freely admit to. In honesty, it doesn’t matter the size of the cock, weighty or not, each cock has its own unique taste and feel. I adore the power transfer in those moments, knowing I can take you right to the edge of orgasmic ecstasy and then in a single moment, either steal that ultimate euphoria from you or push you completely over the edge into releasing those torrents of creamy cum, filling my mouth, delighting my senses and essentially feeding my arousal properly. It is an integral aspect of my sexual hunger, to worship the man I’m with by driving him to that state with just my mouth. I do revel in it!
        I think I may allow you to cum on 1st December, but I haven’t quite made my mind up yet… we shall see. I like the idea of you sitting with heavy bruised and tender balls, I have always had a fascination with large balls michael, while your cock may be smaller than my lover’s, that in itself is neither here nor there, in fairness, most men’s cocks would be smaller than him. You balance out the size difference with a wonderful pair of large balls. Cock worship is very much about the whole set, the feel of those balls being gently rolled between my fingers, licked, sucked, and warmed in my mouth, the sensations those actions create in both me and my man will bring about a much stronger reaction than me just worshipping his cock. As the start of your post states, “A blow job is something a woman does for a man. Cock worship is something she does for herself.” – Author Unknown.
        💎🍆💧🚫💦❓🍆💦👄😈💫💋💎

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