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Subject: The thyrsus
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Date: 2018-07-25T17:16:29
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Another cool piece of Dionysian paraphernalia is the thyrsus (from Greek θύρσος) which is a staff topped with a roughly conical plant part, canonically (cononically?) a large pine cone, but it could be a flower or an artichoke or something like that.

I have sometimes toyed with the idea of carrying one around, but it seems like it would be more inconvenient than useful.