There were 2 Traditions of Helios Kouros and Dionysos associated with Both Krishna and Balarama’s daytime and nightime ‘Solar’ and ‘Lunar’ Cycle Lilas. Thus Helios Kouros and Dionysos and Their Kouroi Friends (Expansions) herding Companions herded Their 365 Sacred White Cows during the Day and Their Sacred White Sheep during the Night.
To understand this one should consider that secular academic scholars of ‘Hinduism’ have long identified Lord Baladeva with the Moon and Nightime (which infers protective Shepherding), the Lunar Calendar, Water (Narayana), Silver, the Ambrosia (Nectar of Immortality) Soma Rasa and Mead / Madhu and the Lunar-related ‘Dionysian’ Night Revels of the Rasa Dance, etc. while associating Krishna with the Solar Calendar, the ‘class of supreme solar divinities’, Daytime, Cow herding (pasturing in the daytime), HARI and Agni Hotra Fire Sacrifices, Gold, Bread etc
Thus between Them the ‘Wine’ and the ‘Bread’ Maha Prasadam of Their respective Sacrificial Rites was comprehended along with Their so-called Solar and Lunar ‘Aspects’ of Culture and Religion, of Their Dionysian Lunar Reveling and Their ‘Apollonian’ religious daylight conservativeness. Since THEY were two Persons of the SAME DEITY, THEY were worshiped in the Mediterranean often as BROTHERS, with ‘Apollo’ (Gopala) and Dionysos being worshiped in the same Temple or Sanctuary. Western Scholars have long been interested in the relationship between Apollo and Dionysos as two different ‘aspects’ of the same deity.
However such scholars have made very serious errors by focusing their studies on the later Maenad and Bacchant-related orgiastic and cannibalistic traditions of the corrupt PSEUDO-Dionysians of the Mediterranean Region. These cannibalistic so-called ‘Dionysian’ Maenad / Bacchant groups were in fact related-to the most vile of the tamasic (and worse, demonic) ‘5Ms’ criminal Pseudo-‘Kali’ groups in India. So the recent 5Ms ‘Left Hand Tantric’ Advocates of a return to human sacrifice and cannibalism have made much of the historical connections that they have found between the late, corrupt Maenad worship of ‘Dionysos’ and the THAG-related 5Ms Tantric groups in India and the Orient.
The Jewish and Christian Scholars of the Sattvic-tending Western Bhakti Traditions, which reject such things as human sacrifice, cannibalism and drug-induced violent murderous ‘religious’ sex orgies, have been unable to understand that this late corrupted form of pseudo-‘Dionysian’ religion was just that. Thus they have confused the Original Christ-Dionysos (Baladeva) with the later abominable Anti-Christ pseudo-Dionysos of the Bacchants / Maenads. Thus one of the greatest challenges that I have faced in my work is that of clearly differentiating the Original Baladeva Dionysos-Christ from all of the false Anti-Christs of the past AND present.
Factually our present World is more afflicted than ever with innumerable anti-Christ false ‘nityanandas’, ‘baladevas’, ‘krishnas’ and ‘jesuses’. Thus there are false ‘avataras’ and ‘messiahs’ preying on people all over the World.
There are false ‘healers’ and ‘akashic records readers’, false ‘psychics’, ‘channelers’, ‘alien contactees’, astrologers, head-bump, palm and tea leaf readers and predatory prognosticators of all kinds everywhere. Among them the pseudo-‘christs’ and false gods are collecting their harems of ‘gopis’, like David Koresh, the polygamous leaders of the various Mormon Sects, or like some M*slim potentates.
So our challenge is to sort-out the actual History and the Revelatory Theology of the One True God and Dionysos-Christ from all of the corruption and evil that has been done in His Holy Name! Before Srila Prabhupada brought the AUTHENTIC Vedic-Vaishnava worship of the Primal Purusha Trinity of Krishna-Balarama-Paramatma to ‘the Western World’, it was NOT POSSIBLE to clearly and completely sort-out the Real Christ from the Anti-Christ of GLOBAL History and Revelatory Theology. By bringing THE WORLD the authentic GURU, SHASTRA and SADHU (Sadhaka, Greek Ascetic, Jewish TZADDIK) Tradition of Indic Krishna-Balarama-Paramatma Worship, Srila Prabhupada made it possible to understand and to clearly and completely differentiate between the REAL Baladeva-Dionysos-Jesus Christ of History and Revelation, and all of the other imitations and ANTI-CHRISTS, ANTI-KRISHNAS.