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  MAENADS, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
The MAENADS have been reported to be able to perform miracles, for it has been said that where one of them stroke the ground with her thyrsos, there came forth a stream of wine, and when they scratched the earth with their fingers they obtained streams of milk.
And yet it is told that the MAENADS were imprisoned by King Lycurgus 1 (known for being fond of cutting people to pieces, and for decorating his gates with their extremities), the first to oppose Dionysus 2, some say in Thrace.
The MAENADS celebrated this god of delight with hymns, and knowing his rites and having their souls initiated in the Bacchic revels, kept their lives pure, danced in inspired frenzy, and performed holy purifications, accompanying themselves with the heavy beat of drums.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/MAENADS.html   (1162 words)

  
 Maenad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maenad carrying a hind, fragment of an Attic red-figure cup, ca.
The Maenads were also known as Bassarids (or Bacchae or Bacchantes) in Roman mythology, after the penchant of the equivalent Roman god, Bacchus, to wear a fox-skin, a bassaris.
In Greek Art the frolicking of Maenads and Dionysus is often a theme depicted on Greek kraters, that are used to mix water and wine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Maenad   (496 words)

  
 Maenads Guild, Firetree Realm, World of Warcraft
The Maenads were a group of followers that believed in and worshiped Dionysus, one of the Olympian Gods, son of Zeus.
Maenads are represented crowned with vine leaves, clothes in fawnskins and carrying the thyrsus, and dancing with the wild abandonment of complete union with primeval nature.
Dionysos and his Maenads are depicted in the infamous murals uncovered at Pompeii, Italy.
www.maenadsclan.com   (317 words)

  
 Center for Archaeological Research | Archaeological Treasures | Maenad
Maenad is the female companion of the god Dionysus.
The Maenad is an impressive memory of the widely spread belief in the man-god Zagreus who will remain in the memory of those heroic historic times as the great god Dionysus.
The bronze Maenad is presented in the moment of the dance of the permanent life.
www.macar.org /archaeological_treasures/maenad.html   (116 words)

  
 Maenad Dances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Dionysus Zagreus was the hunter, and the maenads were "the pack with which the god hunts." But they also had the ability to suckle baby animals, creating a parallel between them and Artemis, who was simultaneously the goddess of the hunt and the protector of all animals in the forest.
The maenads bucked wildly in a frenzy that appears to be at least partly sexual.
The only full step that has been reconstructed is this: the maenad advances rapidly with short steps on the half-toe for three or four steps, lightly bends on her left leg, springs vigorously, and jetés with her right leg.
www.winterscapes.com /dionysus/dances.htm   (1322 words)

  
 Maenad - BPAL Madness!
Maenad was the first imp's ear I chose, and it was right on the mark as far as my expectations.
Maenad lasts twelve hours and then some on me...it's really thick and humid here, so I think I'll wait till autumn to enjoy it again.
In the Bottle: Maenad is a dark poppy scent with a light fruity smell beneath it.
www.bpal.org /index.php?showtopic=182   (1986 words)

  
 intro23   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
In front of him is a Maenad, who has just participated in the Dionysiac ritual of tearing apart an animal, in this case a deer and holds a bleeding leg.
She differs from most maenads on vases in her hairstyle, which goes straight up from her forehead and is arranged stiffly around her shoulders and neck.
The naked breasts of this maenad obviously indicate a female chorus member and, of course, in drama men portray all roles.
depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu /classics/dunkle/tragedy/intr23.htm   (338 words)

  
 Maenads, Women Followers of Dionysus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Maenads are a special kind of nymph that are the main female followers of Dionysus.
The Maenads denied this and are often shown rejecting the advances of a satyr or Pan.
The Maenads can be related to priestesses who danced before the victims in a way that would excite the bull to rend them by goring and tossing them.
www.fjkluth.com /maenad.html   (1101 words)

  
 Maenad -- Flowers For Soloman  -- Refined Clinical Research, 1999     [Last Sigh Magazine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Maenad mixes atmospheric with experimental music to create a rather moody minimalist progression.
It has soft synths and percussion in the background, with spoken words in the foreground that are only partially intelligible.
This album would be nice to listen to with the lights out and noone at home, as it creates a nice spooky atmosphere.
www.lastsigh.com /reviews2/maenad.htm   (94 words)

  
 Roof Ornament in the Shape of a Maenad and Satyr Dancing (Getty Museum)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
A satyr and maenad dance in a Dionysiac revel on this Etruscan antefix.
The maenad, holding krotala or castanets, draws away from the satyr somewhat yet does not actually resist his embraces.
The preserved red and fl paint on the maenad's dress conveys some sense of the original colorful decoration.
www.getty.edu /art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=35575   (174 words)

  
 Maenad
Maenad, c.500 BC In Greek mythology, Maenads [MEE-nads] were female worshippers of Dionysus, the Greek god of mystery, wine and intoxication.
Dionysus, Pentheus' cousin, himself lured Pentheus to the woods, where the Maenads tore him apart and his corpse was mutilated by his own mother, Agave culminating when she tears off his head, believing it to be that of a lion.
Women of Amphissa protect Maenads from Delphi who entered in their city according to a story of Pausanias.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Maenad.html   (404 words)

  
 The divine madness of the orgiastic Maenad
The statue of a Maenad, wrought from Parian marble, has been transformed into a real Maenad.
For the stone, while retaining its own nature, yet seemed to depart from the law which governs stone; what one saw was really an image, but art carried imitation over into actual reality.
490 BC red-figure tondo of kylix: dancing Maenad with snake and thyrsus Greek, attributed to Epeleios, c.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Arts/MaenadSkopas.htm   (488 words)

  
 Sleeping Maenad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
This sleeping naked nymph or maenad is inspired by part of a small sculpture group by Falconet.
This is the second stage of an oil painting, which began as a sketch in dilute burnt umber.
A maenad is another name for a bacchante, an ecstatic follower of Dionysos, god of wine.
www.dace.co.uk /sketch7.htm   (229 words)

  
 FLUXEUROPA: MAENAD
Half-heard voices, snatches of piano, rumbles of thunder, birds and passing cars - outside the world carries on, while inside I lie drugged up to the eyeballs, inclined to tears, vaguely aware of the sophisticated, necessary, evils perpetrated upon my mouth.
Christine M. Uberti (Maenad) has a medical background, and has also travelled extensively: as with her previous disc Flowers for Solomon pain never seems far away in her music, which often also has a wailing, mournful Eastern tinge to it.
The darker side, the thin line between life and death, always lurking, comes suddenly closer with the final track of the four presented here: 'Pigs May Fly', with its references to ritual murder, Satanism, torture, blood sacrifice and "smiling corpses".
www.fluxeuropa.com /mn0205-maenad.htm   (257 words)

  
 Mythography | Maenads (Bacchantes) in Myth and Art (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
These women worshipped the Greek god Dionysos, and, along with the notorious satyrs, formed part of the god's entourage.
Indeed, Maenads frequently appear together with the frenzied deity of wine in both myth and art, where they are depicted holding Dionysian symbols such as the thyrsos, ivy, or grapes, and often shown wearing panther or fawn skins.
One of our best ancient sources for the story of Dionysos and his Maenad followers is found in the Bacchae of Euripides.
www.loggia.com.cob-web.org:8888 /myth/maenad.html   (399 words)

  
 Elan and Maenad Origins - Wizards Community
Throughout the history of Athas there is no mention of these races, then in a snapshot taken in Free Year 500 the Elan and the Maenads are a presence enough on the tablelands to warrant them as player character races.
I think the Elan and the Maenads should have some sort of story SOMEWHERE about why they are all over the place...
But what I'm asking for is conjecture and ideas about the origins of the the two new Paizo races from the fan community, not an official version from athas.org.
boards1.wizards.com /showthread.php?t=731929   (1940 words)

  
 Maenad :: d20srd.org
Maenads typically stand more than 6 feet tall and weigh about 200 pounds; males are the same height as and only marginally heavier than maenad females.
Maenads have no facial or body hair, and they prefer heavier clothing and armor if possible.
A maenad can deal only sonic damage with this ability.
www.d20srd.org /srd/psionic/monsters/maenad.htm   (240 words)

  
 Agave (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was a Maenad, a follower of Dionysus (also known as Bacchus in Roman mythology).
In Euripides' play, "The Bacchae", Theban Maenads murdered King Pentheus after he banned the worship of Dionysos because he denied Dionysos' divinity.
For this, Agave was exiled from Thebes and fled to Illyria to marry King Lycotherses, and then, according to Hyginus, killed him in order to gain the city for her father Cadmus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agave_(mythology)   (168 words)

  
 Maened Design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Maenad Design produces one-of-a-kind and limited production pieces, many designed to be worn in multiple ways.
Each piece is meticulously crafted to the highest standards, using specially developed gold alloys and individually selected precious stones.
Maenad Design's wearable, award-winning jewels are as unique as the people who come to own them.
www.maenaddesign.com   (61 words)

  
 wolf's kompaktkiste: psychick warriors ov gaia
this side 1 ov the maenads 2 the valley that side 3 beyond
disc 1a maenad * the key disc 1b exit 23 * psoudoun * disc 2a kraak * out now * disc 2b pull * the challenge
a1 maenad (alter ego remix) a2 maenad (beyond) b1 exit 23 (basic mix) 9:28 b2 exit 23 (remix) 6:00
www.kompaktkiste.de /psychick_warriors_ov_gaia.htm   (588 words)

  
 Dancing Maenad (Getty Museum)
Dimitrios Constantin documented a fragment of a sculptural relief showing the figure of a maenad draped in heavily stylized robes; suggesting movement, the drapery undulates over her form.
In ancient Greek mythology, maenads were female devotees of the god Dionysos.
Through a frenzy of dancing, drinking, and eating-usually raw flesh--the women became possessed with the god's spirit.
www.getty.edu /art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=66252   (65 words)

  
 Relief of a dancing maenad [Roman copy of a Greek relief attributed to Kallimachos] (35.11.3) | Object Page | Timeline ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Relief of a dancing maenad [Roman copy of a Greek relief attributed to Kallimachos] (35.11.3)
As female votaries of Dionysos, maenads abandoned themselves to orgiastic festivities.
This dancing maenad, clothed in a diaphanous chiton, carries an object characteristic of Dionysos' retinue, the thyrsos, which consists of a fennel stalk crowned with a pinecone and ivy berries.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/god5/hod_35.11.3.htm   (158 words)

  
 The Maenads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Maenadic Dances - a paper I wrote for college on the dance forms of the maenads.
Somafera - discusses the history, methods and practice of the myriad forms of spiritual and physiological transformation, including maenads, berserks, dervishes, etc.
Articles on Maenadism - I wrote these for the somafera site; one covers the historical and mythological origins of maenadism, the second delves into my personal experience with being a maenad
www.winterscapes.com /dionysus/maenads.htm   (350 words)

  
 The New Greek Galleries | Explore & Learn | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
This relief shows a maenad, a female follower of Dionysos, god of wine.
The maenad is someone who is especially susceptible to the divine frenzy Dionysos inspires through wine.
While this maenad dances, she bows her heavy-looking head and seems not to see out of her eyes; there is something very serious about her experience of Dionysos.
www.metmuseum.org /explore/Greek/greek14.htm   (177 words)

  
 d_maenad - She of Dionysos - Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
She stayed to the wild, renewing her worship of Dionysos, and has been there ever since.
She only truly lives when she is embracing her maenad blood, but has spent years hiding beneath the cold veneer of her other life.
She wants to enjoy live and experience it to the fullest.
www.greatestjournal.com /userinfo.bml?user=d_maenad   (402 words)

  
 Maenad,Mignon, and Edge: Plath and Goethe
This new unity is the Greater Guardian of the Threshold--the vision that activates the will and causes the ego to continually strive and to manifest in the world.
Interestingly, the human participation in the process of cosmic differentiation has been traditionally called "manas" therefore the term maenad may rightly refer to those who pursue a high faculty of mind to understand and to reunify the thoughts of the world.
This pursuit may once have been perceived as a release of insane, orgiastic forces as in the Bacchanal.
moonchalice.com /maenad.htm   (4056 words)

  
 Dancing Maenad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Here is the maenad's redesigned tunic, and below is the stone ledge she is dancing on.
These unfinished paintings of a Maenad or Bacchante and Dionysos, god of wine, are intended eventually for a wall in a garden.
The paintings are carried out in oil on acrylic primed MDF board.
www.dace.co.uk /inprogress8.htm   (115 words)

  
 Pan, Pan Sculpture, Maenad, Menead, Greek God, Greek Goddess, Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek Art
Pan, Pan Sculpture, Maenad, Menead, Greek God, Greek Goddess, Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek Art
Pan is famous for his sexual prowess - he had every one of the Maenads in one orgiastic riot or another.
The Maenads were also known as Bassarids (or Bacchae or Bacchantes)
www.ancientsculpturegallery.com /028.html   (151 words)

  
 Christian Adult Sci-Fi / Fantasy Adventure- Maenad
Then in stark contrast to the silence and scripted ritual of the play, this evening would begin the Roman celebration of the Dionysus cult, she shivered as she had to force herself to say the Roman name, 'Liber', for the Grecian god, 'Bacchus'.
She enjoyed her role as the Maenad, during the revelry in tribute to the god of wine and nature's fertility.
The devoted brought in wine and food, and they would spend an orgiastic night in celebration with music, dancing, and feasting.
www.themediadesk.com /casf/maenad.htm   (1656 words)

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