Deity, Hellenic Lore



By Morningbird

The Maenads are female followers of Dionysus who followed in his retinue. They wore animal skins and carried thyrsus and sometimes snakes as they drank wine and danced themselves into a state of religious ecstasy. The name Maenad comes from the Greek meaning “raving one”.

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