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The Dionysian is a force of chaos and destruction, which is the overpowering and alluring chaotic state of wild nature.
In greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus are both sons of Zeus. Apollo is the god of rational thinking and order, appealing to prudence and purity. On the other hand, Dionysus is the god of the irrationality and chaos, appealing to emotions and instincts.
Nietzsche considered the ideal person as one who maintained a balance between the opposites, drawing the strong points from each, and he believed both qualities were necessary.
This helmet, is a gift to Apollo from Dionysus, uniting the values of both gods. It was offered through sacrifice of a mortal horny virgin pleasing both parties equally.