Maenads Picture

My wife and her girlfriends dancing barefoot like the Maenads…

In Greek mythology, the Maenads were the female followers of god Dionysus.
Their name literally translates as "raving ones". Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by Dionysus into a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication. In this state, they would lose all self control, begin shouting excitedly, engage in uncontrolled sexual behavior, and ritualistically hunt down and tear animals (and sometimes men and children) to pieces, devouring the raw flesh.
Τhey were also called Bacchae, Bacchantes, Bassarides, Thyiades, Potniades.

©2009 Jordan Kevrekidis
Diet Coke
Ariadne
Maenads
Social Studies Mythology Project 1
Dionysus-Bacchus