In an etiology told by Nonnus, the vine is personified as a beautiful satyr youth, who was close to Dionysus. As foreseen by Dionysus, the youth was killed in an accident with a bull. After he died, Dionysus turned him into a grape vine and created wine from his blood.
Ampelose (singular: Ampelos) were also a variety of hamadryad.
- Nonnus, Dionisiaca (X.175-430; XI; XII.1-117);
- Ovid, Fasti (III.407-414).
- G. López Monteagudo, The Triumph of Dionysus in Two Mosaics in Spain A study of the Roma mosaics found at Baños de Valdearados, SpainTemplate:Greek-deity-stub