Silenus was the rustic god of wine-making and drunkenness, and the companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus.
Residence: The Earth
Symbols: Wine, grapes, donkey
He was the foster-father of the god Dionysus, who was entrusted to his care by Hermes after his birth from the thigh of Zeus. The young god was raised by Silenus and nursed by the Nysiad nymphs in a cave on Mount Nysa.