Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

MAENADS

Greek Desire Spirits

Also known as Bacchae, Bacchantes

Picture of the Greek Desire Spirits Maenads from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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’.

Maenads Facts and Figures

Name: Maenads
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Bacchae, Bacchantes

Gender: Female
Type: Spirits
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Desire
Area of expertise: Desire, Lust

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2579

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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