BTS’s V Has A Not-So-Secret Admiration For Greek Mythology Characters
From cameras to records, BTS’ V loves all things vintage. The “Winter Bear” singer also has a huge fascination with Greek mythology, even mentioning that he would love to meet mythical beings like Zeus and Aphrodite. Here’s what we know about V and BTS’s many ties to mythology.
V is BTS’ resident “good boy”
Sometimes he’s a good boy. Other days, V is a bad boy. Along with Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, and Jungkook, V appears on chart-topping BTS songs like “Butter,” “Life Goes On,” and “Permission to Dance.” He is also a solo artist and creative director of BTS’s album. Be (deluxe edition).
V showcases his singing and dancing skills on stage. However, this artist is also known for his eccentric personality. He hates wearing shoes. He loves posting photos of his dog, Yeontan. According to an interview, he is also a big fan of Greek and Roman mythology.
BTS’ V wants to meet characters from Greek and Roman mythology
The BTS members have appeared in several iconic collabs since their debut. The K-pop group has befriended celebrities like Megan Thee Stallion, Chris Martin, and Halsey. As a result, V had a pretty unique answer on who he’d like to meet if he could go back in time.
“I would like to see the characters from Greek and Roman mythology,” V said during an interview with GQ Magazine. “Like Zeus and Poseidon.”
“I would like to meet the gods of that time,” he added. “Aren’t you curious? I only heard of them in stories when I was young, so I wonder if Zeus was actually that strong and Aphrodite was that beautiful. You never know, maybe Zeus wasn’t that powerful.
BTS released ‘Dionysus’ on ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’
When BTS came out Soul Map: Persona (and then Soul Card: 7), the K-pop group titled one of the tracks “Dionysus.” This is most likely a reference to the Greek god of the same name.
Dionysus, the son of Zeus, is credited as a “nature god of fertility and vegetation”. However, the character is best known for being the god of wine and ecstasy. BTS’s Dionysus lyrics often refer to this character.
With references to booze and drink, the “Comeback Special Stage” included the members of BTS dressed in all-white and RM wielding a thyrsus (or ivy-and-pine cone staff.) One ARMY to analyse BTS’ MAMA 2019’s “Dionysus” performance from the perspective of a classic.
The ARMY mentioned each Soul Map: Persona The track was intentionally placed in their respective order, with “Dionysus” as the last song on the album. As a god associated with irrationality and beasts, the track leads directly to the themes of Suga’s “Interlude: Shadow” from Soul card: 7.
Greek Reporter also states that BTS’ “Fake Love” and “Blood, Sweat & Tears” centered around themes from Greek mythology.
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