Here instead of satyrs and bacchantes we find gods and heroes.
Bacchantes (ba-kan'tez), priestesses of Bacchus, the god of wine.
In these Bacchantes, religious fervor was transformed into the wildest delirium.
The Bacchantes, his ordinary priestesses, bore also in their hands the thyrsis.
She was a Cynthia, And all beside her, hideous and bold Bacchantes.
The Alcestis ...