Bacchus (Greek Dionysus), god of wine, was a popular subject in Roman painting and mosaics. In art Bacchus was often depicted in his chariot pulled by panthers. Popular themes were the Triumph of Dionysus, and the god coming to Ariadne on the island of Naxos. Here are some examples of Bacchus in Roman mosaics. Click here to see Bacchus on a wall painting from Pompeii.