Dionysus

48.00

Our sandals are hancrafted in Chania, Crete. Since it’s a family business, you can choose the color as well as the leather of your preference.

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  • Metal Platina Gold
  • Metal Rose Gold
  • Metal Silver
  • Natural Black
  • Natural Light Brown
  • Natural Natural
  • Natural Oil Dark Brown
  • Natural Oil Green
  • Natural Oil Orange
  • Natural Oil Petrol
  • Natural Oil Purple
  • Natural Oil Red
  • Natural White
  • Nubuck Beige
  • Nubuck Black
  • Nubuck Brown
  • Nubuck Ciel
  • Nubuck Dark Grey
  • Nubuck Green
  • Nubuck Khaki
  • Nubuck Light Grey
  • Nubuck Natural
  • Nubuck Orange
  • Nubuck Puce
  • Nubuck Taba
  • Nubuck Yellow
  • Stamped Brown Croco
  • Stamped Dark Brown Cracked
  • Stamped Red Croco
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Dionysus sandals are high quality leather sandals combining comfort with style. Their design is inspired by the god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine, of fertility, orchards and fruit, vegetation, insanity, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, festivity and theatre in ancient Greek religion and myth. The sandals are 100% handcrafted in our family business with “meraki”* in the island of Crete – Greece, from durable leather, tanned without the use of chemicals.

Product Details

Upper Material: Leather
Sole Material: Rubber
Heel Height: 1.5 cm
Linining & Inner Sole: Leather
Available leather styles: Nubuck, Natural, Metal, Stamped
Women’s Shoe Size Chart
US Europe UK Inches CM
5 35 2.5 9.05 23
6 36 3.5 9.37 23.8
6.5 37 4 9.64 24.5
7.5 38 5 9.84 25
8.5 39 6 10.07 25.6
9 40 6.5 10.27 26.1
10 41 7.5 10.59 26.9
11 42 8.5 10.98 27.9

How to find the correct footwear size

​​​​​​​1. Stand on a piece of paper and mark the distance from your longest toe to the heel end.

2. Measure the distance between these two marks to find out your foot length.

3. Repeat the same procedure also for the other foot (right and left foot are hardly ever the same in lenght. Please, always consider the longest one).

4. Don’t forget to save some additional room on the toe area.

Greek Mythology

Dionysus (/d.əˈnsəs/; Greek: Διόνυσος) is the god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine, of fertility, orchards and fruit, vegetation, insanity, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, festivity and theatre in ancient Greek religion and myth.

Dionysus was believed to have been born from the union of Zeus and Persephone, and to have himself represented a chthonic or underworld aspect of Zeus. Many believed that he had been born twice, having been killed and reborn as the son of Zeus and the mortal Semele. In the Eleusinian Mysteries he was identified with Iacchus, the son (or, alternately, husband) of Demeter.

His origins are uncertain, and his cults took many forms; some are described by ancient sources as Thracian, others as Greek. Though most accounts say he was born in Thrace, traveled abroad, and arrived in Greece as a foreigner, evidence from the Mycenaean period of Greek history shows that he is one of Greece’s oldest attested gods. His attribute of “foreignness” as an arriving outsider-god may be inherent and essential to his cults, as he is a god of epiphany, sometimes called “the god that comes”.

Wine played an important role in Greek culture, and the cult of Dionysus was the main religious focus surrounding its consumption. Wine, as well as the vines and grapes that produce it, were seen as not only a gift of the god, but a symbolic incarnation of him on earth. However, rather than being a god of drunkenness, as he was often stereotyped in the post-Classical era, the religion of Dionysus centered on the correct consumption of wine, which could ease suffering and bring joy, as well as inspire divine madness distinct from drunkenness. Performance art and drama were also central to his religion, and its festivals were the initial driving force behind the development of theatre. The cult of Dionysus is also a “cult of the souls”; his maenads feed the dead through blood-offerings, and he acts as a divine communicant between the living and the dead. He is sometimes categorised as a dying-and-rising god.

Dionysus is an agriculture and vegetation deity. His connection to wine, grape-harvest, orchards, and vegetation displays his role as a nature god. As the god of viticulture and grapes, he is connected to the growth and harvest of the fruit. In myth, he teaches the art of growing and cultivating the plant.

Source: Wikipedia

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