"In Greek mythology, maenads (/ˈmiːnædz/; Ancient Greek: μαϊνάδες [maiˈnades]) were the female followers of Dionysus and the most significant members of the Thiasus, the god´s retinue. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". Maenads were known as Bassarids, Bacchae /ˈbækiː/, or Bacchantes /ˈbækənts, bəˈkænts, -ˈkɑːnts/ in Roman mythology after the penchant of the equivalent Roman god, Bacchus, to wear a bassaris or fox skin.

Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by Dionysus into a state of ecstatic frenzy through a combination of dancing and intoxication. During these rites, the maenads would dress in fawn skins and carry a thyrsus, a long stick wrapped in ivy or vine leaves and tipped with a pine cone. They would weave ivy-wreaths around their heads or wear a bull helmet in honor of their god, and often handle or wear snakes." - ( 30.01.2020)

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Kameo mit weiblichem Porträt (Mänade?), 18.-19. Jh.Kameo mit Mänade oder Bacchantin, 19. Jh.Kameo mit Mänade, 1. Viertel 19. Jh.Intaglio mit tanzender Mänade, 2. Hälfte 1. Jh. v. Chr.Tetrobol aus Histiaia mit einer Mänade und der Nymphe Histiaea
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Was depicted (Actor) Maenad
Was depicted (Actor) Histiaea
[Relation to person or institution] Charlotte, Princess Royal (1766-1828)

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