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MAENADS
Also known as BACCHAE, BACCHANTES

A picture showing the legend of MAENADS taken from our Greek mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Greek Gods, Greek Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

The wild female groupies of the sexy Dionysus Fan Club

'The Raving Ones'. Often labeled as NYMPHS, they are the debauched female followers of DIONYSUS, who drives them wild with passion.

Notoriously crazy, the MAENADS have been known to rip unwary travelers to shreds in the throes of their sexual ecstasy — especially after chewing on the old laurel leaves for a while.

They have no inhibitions and can now be found at pop concerts throwing their underwear at the stage. Hence the expression 'sex and drugs and rock-n-roll'.

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Article last updated on 02 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT MAENADS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : MAENADS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Spiritual Being
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : BACCHAE, BACCHANTES
Popularity index : 1388

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