"The noisy one." A surname of Dionysus, which some explain by saying, that he was born during a storm of thunder and lightning;1 others derive it from the nymph Bromia or Brome, or from the noise of the Bacchantic processions, whence the verb βρομεάζεσθαι (bromeazesthai), to rage like a Bacchante.2
- Diodorus Siculus, iv, 5; Dion Chrysostomus. Orations, 27.
- Ovid. Metamorphoses iv, 11; Orphic. Lithica xviii, 77.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.