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Agave

Agave  

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In classical mythology, the daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia and mother of Pentheus. In Euripides' The Bacchae, she refuses to acknowledge the divinity of Dionysus, and as punishment is driven mad as ...
Bacchae

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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in ancient Greece, priestesses or female devotees of the Greek god Bacchus; bacchants.

bacchants

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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priestesses or female devotees of the god Bacchus. They are depicted wearing the skins of fawns or panthers and wreaths of ivy, oak, or fir, each carrying a thyrsus....

Bacchus

Bacchus  

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In Greek mythology, another name for Dionysus.
Balkan mythology

Balkan mythology  

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In what are the present-day Balkans, ancient Slavic migrants encountered and at least partly assimilated Albanian-speaking Indo-Europeans, whose linguistic and cultural ancestors are possibly the ...
bassarid

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A Thracian bacchanal; a bacchant. The word comes from Greek, literally meaning ‘fox’, probably from the traditional dress of fox-skins.
Euripides

Euripides  

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(480–c. 406 bc),Greek dramatist. His nineteen surviving plays show important innovations in the handling of traditional myths, such as the introduction of realism, an interest in feminine psychology, ...
maenads

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In ancient Greece, a female follower of Bacchus, traditionally associated with divine possession and frenzied rites. Recorded from the late 16th century, the word comes via Latin from Greek Mainas, ...
Pentheus

Pentheus  

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In myth, son of Agavē, daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, and Echion. Euripides' Bacchae gives the most familiar version of his legend. The disguised Dionysus returns from his conquests in the east to ...
Thebes

Thebes  

The Greek name for an ancient city of Upper Egypt, whose ruins are situated on the Nile about 675 km (420 miles) south of Cairo. It was the capital of ancient Egypt under the 18th dynasty (c. ...

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