Mythical female figures who join in the revelry at festivals of Dionysos.
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a raving woman; a female worshipers of Dionysus. See Bacchae who takes part in Bacchic processions.
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- an unnaturally frenzied or distraught woman 2. [n] - (Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus
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In Greek mythology, one of the women participants in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus
; maenads were also known as Bacchae. ...
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1. A Bacchante; a priestess or votary of Bacchus. ... 2. A frantic or frenzied woman. ... Origin: L. Maenas, -adis, Gr, fr. To rave. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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(Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus
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• (n.) A Bacchante; a priestess or votary of Bacchus. • (n.) A frantic or frenzied woman.
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(from the article `Orpheus`) Orpheus himself was later killed by the women of Thrace. The motive and manner of his death vary in different accounts, but the earliest known, that ... ...madness` at the time of the autumnal grape harvest. In his drama Bacchae, Euripides (c. 480–406 ) described the frenzy of Greek women, called ....
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HMS Maenad was a British Algerine Class minesweeper of 950 tons displacement launched in 1944. HMS Maenad was powered by two 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 16.5 knots. She carried a peacetime complement of 85 and between 104 and 138 in war. For defence she was armed with one 4-inch dual-purpose gun; four 40 mm anti-aircraft guns and t
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In Greek mythology, maenads (Ancient Greek: μαινάδες, mainádes) were the female followers of Dionysus (Bacchus in the Roman pantheon), the most significant members of the Thiasus, the god`s retinue. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by him into a state of ecstatic frenzy, thr...
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- an unnaturally frenzied or distraught woman
- (Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus
In Greek mythology, one of the women participants in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus; maenads were also known as Bacchae
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Also known as bacchae or thyiads, maenads were female worshippers of Dionysus or Bacchus. In the mys
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