maenad maenad


  1. (n) an unnaturally frenzied or distraught woman
  2. (n) (Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus


  1. Women in the plays are almost always presented in either the image of the "mothermadonnahousewife" or the "whoremaenad.
  2. Pointing up the changes, Walker writes: "Titian's maenad seems wrapped in dreams, the marvelous sensuality of her pose dowered with a poetic beauty.


  • 'True Blood' vicious villains

    Who doesn't love a good villain? While all of the major players on " True Blood " fall within shades of gray, there were some truly vile creatures to behold in the HBO hit's first five seasons, from that nutty maenad in Season 1 to the uber-ruthless Russell Edgington, who met his end in Season 5. We've rounded up the best of the worst.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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