Bromius is also the Roman god of wine. Bromius was used as an epithet of Dionysos/Bacchus. It signifies "noisy" or "boisterous", from βρεμειν, to roar. According to Richard Buxton, Bromius (Bromios) is another name for a fundamental divine figure that precedes Ouranus and Night in Orphic myth. This alternative view to Hesiod was discovered by a fragmentary papyrus discovered in Derveni, Macedonia, in 1962, which is referred to as The Derveni papyrus.