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Ancient myths

Maenads or Maenalidae or Bacchae

   Bacchae, (Bakchai).
    (1) The female followers of Bacchus or Dionysus in his wanderings through the East, and represented as crowned with vine-leaves, wearing fawn-skins, and carrying the thyrsus in their hands. They are also known as Maenades (from mainomai, to rave) and Thyiades (from thuo, to sacrifice).
    (2) Priestesses of Bacchus or Dionysus.
    Maenades (Mainades). A name of the Bacchantes, from mainomai, "to rave," because they were frenzied in the worship of Dionysus.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Oct 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Gods & demigods

Pan Maenalius

Maenalius or Maenalides (Mainalios), a surname of Pan, derived from mount Maenalus in Arcadia, which was sacred to the god. (Paus. viii. 26. 2, 36. 5; Ov. Fast. iv. 650.)

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