José María Zamora Calvo
Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. Email: email@example.com
Received May 25, 2017; Revised July 15, 2017; Accepted July 17, 2017; Published August 09, 2017.
This paper explores the central thesis of the myth presented by Plotinus in his treatise On Love (III, 5  9, 24-29). Myth is a narrative that divides and deploys over time structures differentiated only by their “rank” or “powers”. First, the myth teaches, and then allows those who have understood it to “recompose” the data scattered through the discourse. The Hesiodic genealogy –Uranus, Kronos, Zeus– corresponds to the three main hypostases –the One, the Intelligence and the Soul. Likewise, the death and later dismemberment of child Dionysus symbolize the multiplicity and impassivity of sensible matter.
Keywords: myth; Plotinus; exegesis; Neoplatonism; Dionysus