MAENAD MAENADS


~ MAENAD   or see> BACHAE
~ MAENADS  note ETYMOLOGY
                given mostly under
  see> MIND   see> MANIA
  myth> WOMEN DRIVEN TO ECSTASY or FRENZY
        WHEN WORSHIPING see> DIONYSUS or
  see> BACCHUS  a style of devotions that
  reduced fears and oppressive conventions
  note connection with grape wine and BACCHUS as in
  lat BACA = BERRY  see> BACHELOR
  hx> also MAENADS WERE WOMEN OF THEBES
      THAT JOINED PROCESSIONS IN HONOR OF DIONYSOS
  lit+ THE CLASSIC INTERPRETATION OF THE FRENZY OF MAENADS
       IS PERPETUATED FROM A THE PLAY "BACCHAE" by EURIPIDES [#]
  art> BACHANTES WERE A FAVORITE SUBJECT DEPICTED IN VASES
       WITH AN EMPHASIS ON NOCTURNAL DANCES AND
  ASSAULTS ON PENTHEUS or ORPHEUS  later versions became
  MORE SUBDUED  note a Roman copy of a Greek original of the late
  5th century BC on display at the New York Metropolitan Museum of
  Art which shows a BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED TABLET WITH A RELIEF OF
  AN ATTRACTIVE GIRL IDENTIFIED AS A MAENAD or BACHANT BECAUSE
  SHE HOLDS A STAFF ADORNED WITH VINE LEAVES and BERRIES WHICH
  IMPLY A LINK WITH DIONYSUS
  see>  BACCHUS
  see>  DIONYSUS      

| Tags and Abbreviations Explained |