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Source: academia.edu: The Yona or Yavana Kings of the time of the Legendary King Ashoka

Evidently, Dionysus was the contemporary of King Vivasvan. According to Indian sources, Kashyapa married Aditi and Danu, daughters of Daksha Prajapati. Vivasvan or Aditya was the son of Aditi and Danava was the son of Danu. Thus, Danavas was indeed called as Dionysus in Greek mythology. Since Yavanas inherited Danava heritage, Dionysus or Danava was the earliest King of Yavanas. It appears that King Danavas or Dionysus defeated Devas of India and founded the city of Nysa on the banks of Kabul river.

The date of Dionysus.—He defeated Indians and founded the city of Nysa. Megashthanes and Arrian say that Dionysus lived 6042 years before Alexander whereas Pliny, the elder says that Dionysus lived 6451 years before him. As I have already explained that Alexander reigned around 990-982 BCE. Thus, we can roughly fix the date of Dionysus around 7500-7000 BCE.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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