The Theatre of Dionysus (shown in the background) exhibited performances for hundreds of years. To the Ancient Greeks, Dionysus was the Greek God of the vine, wine and its harvest, merry-making, religious ecstasy, and theatre. Many of the images depict Dionysus as a young man in a carefree pose and will include a drinking vessel, grapes, or a pinecone staff. He influenced Ancient Greeks through the transformative power of alcohol and its ability to bring ecstasy to the social activity of its consumption at the symposium. ‘The Weapons of Dionysus’ explores different vessels used to store and consume water and alcohol. Furthermore, the vessels used, specifically in the symposium, depicted many different aspects of Greek social life and mythology, including the apotropaic eyes, Homeric myths, Herculean tasks, and daily Greek life. ‘The Weapons of Dionysus’ describes the different uses and myths that appear on the vessels and allude to the greater idea of divine influence over daily social life.