Top 10 wine gods and goddesses

11th January, 2013 by Rupert Millar

9. Mbaba Mwana Waresa

mbaba-mwana-waresaThis goddess is a fertility symbol to the Zulu as well as goddess of the rain, agriculture and beer.

She is widely revered in Southern Africa (some say because of the invention of beer) and the story goes that she took a mortal husband when she could not find a suitable man among the gods.

 

4 Responses to “Top 10 wine gods and goddesses”

  1. Robert says:

    It seems that the ancients knew to mix alcohol consumption and sex.

  2. Wes says:

    You missed out Jesus. Turned water into wine… and told us to drink it in memory of him.

    • A learned Pagan says:

      However, he himself is not a god. Kind of has to be to make the list.

      • A learned Pagan says:

        Granted, he is a part of a (monotheistic by name only) pantheon in which he is the SON of a god. Making him by definition a demi-god. He however turned water into wine, but was never named or claimed as a deity of drink.

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