posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 12:56 AM
Here's a bit more about Dionysus' relation with the pineal gland if we can make that connection:
"In their final phase the Mysteries apparently shifted from a chthonic, primeval orientation to a transcendental, mystical one, with Dionysus
altering his nature accordingly (much in the same way as happened in the cult of Shiva, Dionysos' eastern counterpart, according to some). Other
scholars see these Mysteries, with their resurrected god and secret knowledge about the afterlife, as the precursor of the Eleusinian Mysteries,
Orphic Mysteries, Gnosticism and Early Christianity. "
Hermes was a psychopomp (escorts of the dead to the underworld) and he also was said to bring dreams (pineal gland brings dreams at night because of
the release of '___'). He is related with the phallus also, but wasn't originally. Over time the phallus, a symbol of luck and even magic, was
ascribed to him for unknown reasons, possibly in relation to crossing boundaries, which Hermes was the God of.
The relations with the phallus, light, life, and the sun go way back to the very earliest evidence of man. However, in a few stray myths the sun is
personified by a female, I will have to research some more to come to a conclusion on that. May not mean anything, or it may mean a lot.
[edit on 14-1-2009 by cancerian42]