What is another word for maenad?

41 synonyms found


[ mˈiːnad], [ mˈiːnad], [ m_ˈiː_n_a_d]

Maenad is a term that was originally used to describe a female follower of the Greek god Dionysus, who was associated with wild revelry, wine, and fertility. Over time, the term has come to be associated with wild, uninhibited behavior and frenzy. Synonyms for maenad include bacchante, frenzied reveler, ecstatic devotee, frenetic dancer, and wild woman. These words all connote a sense of wild abandon and intense passion, and are often used to describe people who let loose and indulge in their most primal desires. Whether used to describe ancient rituals or modern-day hedonism, these words capture the wild, untamed essence of the human experience.

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The maenad is a figure from ancient Greece and Rome who was associated with Bacchus. They were wild, frenzied women who indulged in frenzied drinking, dancing, and sex. Some scholars believe the term may have originated from a Semitic word meaning "crazed woman.

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