Almost all the Maenads
were unreasonable, and many of them insupportable; it struck me in short that he was kinder, more considerate than, in his place (if I could imagine myself in such a place
She ceased to be a woman, complex, kind and petulant, considerate and thoughtless; she was a Maenad
I have heard also How such strange magic lurks within these shells That at their bidding casements open wide And Innocence puts vine-leaves in her hair, And wantons like a maenad
384-404) And when Demeter saw them, she rushed forth as does a Maenad
down some thick-wooded mountain, while Persephone on the other side, when she saw her mother's sweet eyes, left the chariot and horses, and leaped down to run to her, and falling upon her neck, embraced her.
Raving" is applied to the Bacchantes or Maenads
, whose name means "raving ones.
The version of spirituality embraced by the ecstatic maenads
of Field's 1889 volume Long Ago, who "dance with lightsome feet, / And lift the song with voices sweet" (11.
Although the girls are never given a name, these have to be the Maenads
I was in a punk-rock band called Maenads
," she explains -- this was in Cyprus, back in her early 20s (she's now 35) -- and she lost her voice from too many punk-rock exertions, forced into a months-long silence which in turn led to opera training to make sure it didn't happen again.
But unlike the master of modern Expressionism, she overlooks the vengeful Maenads
who force the Oedipal hero to confront and make reparation for the tragic consequences of his actions.
And honey, too, is described as dripping from the tip of the thyrsus staves carried by the Maenads
There was an Athena and two Maenads
, pouring wine and spreading flowers.
The first published play by "Michael Field," Callirrhoe, features a loyal and loving daughter who comes to understand that her place is not in the town with the family who betrays her, but amongst the Maenads
on the mountainside.