The Maenads, Mad, Frenzied Priestesses of Dionysus

May 27, 2020 - General
Orpheus and the Bacchantes by Gregorio Lazzarini (1710) (Public Domain)

The Maenads are often written off simply as ‘mad women’ by historians. However, although the name Maenad literally translates as the ‘raving ones’, these women were much more than that. 


Source: origins

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