lunedì 4 giugno 2012

In Modern day Greece, the Maenads exist and continue to upset…


MAENADS In Ancient Greek Mythology, the "Maenads"(Greek: μαινάδες, mainádes) were nymphs, the female companions and followers of the god Dionysus, their name literally translates as "raving ones. The word "mainas" (in singular) appears in Homeric texts as a synonym to the word "frenzy". Indeed, the main characteristic of the Maenads was their ecstatic frenzy where often inspired by Dionysus and through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication, they would lose all self-control, begin shouting excitedly and engage in uncontrolled, hyperactive and beyond logic violent behavior.

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