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Glossary

  • bacchae: female followers of Bacchus, another name for Dionysus

  • bacchanals: the revels of the followers of Bacchus (Dionysus)

  • bacchant: a devotee of Bacchus (Dionysus)

  • Bacchic: adjective of Bacchus (Dionysus)

  • Bromius: a title for Dionysus, meaning 'roaring'

  • Euoi: a Dionysiac cry of joy

  • Io: a cry of celebration

  • maenad: inspired, possessed, frantic women, the female followers of Dionysus

  • thyrsus (plural thyrsi): a fennel rod or wand with ivy leaves attached to its tip

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