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maenad

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Classical myth a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus; bacchante
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We first learn of Dionysos from the Asiatic maenads of the chorus who have been initiated by the god; then by two old men of Thebes who stress the universal importance of the god.
78) Although Daphnis knows the names of Zeus, Pan, Dionysus, and the Satyrs (1,16,3-4) and uses them in his argument with Dorcon, he evidently cannot recognize a Maenad.
Dances of silvan satyrs and motionless silence of maenad that lost in internal contemplation and sensation of God are equally dionysic.
Perhaps informed by her work on the Board of Directors of Maenad Theatre in Calgary, Bennett's introduction importantly emphasizes not only produced feminist work, but also feminist process.
Season 2, which is explicitly about the excess of belief in both fundamentalist Christianity (through the evangelical Steven Newlin, played by Steve Newlin) and fictionalized Greek paganism (the maenad Maryann, played by Michelle Forbes, waiting for the god Dionysus) is only briefly analyzed before Clements concludes that in Harris's world the vampire has no "genuine theological significance" (102).
The quite apparent implication was that Fuller was a modern-day Maenad.
The central glazed tile of Binomial Sikkinus pictures a maenad dancer affiliated with Dionysus.
The core cast of Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard as the vampire love human triangle have since been joined by new additions of all kinds of beasts, including a Maenad goddess, psychics and shapeshifters.
05pm) Bill visits Sophie-Anne, the vampire queen of Louisiana, in a bid to get advice on how to deal with the maenad - but finds that she is in no rush to tell him what he needs to know.
Unfortunately, as we now know, she's an evil Maenad, and no one quite knows how to destroy her.
Another female figure was found during this season, of a maenad, one of the companions of the wine god Dionysus.
All around them stood the bird cherry with her festoonery of wild hop; the rowan, fresh and mantling like a shepherdess's cheek; the maenad hazel with her verdant thyrsi wreathed in grape-like clusters of pearly nuts.