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Definition

 Followers of Bacchus (Dionysus), also known as Maenads

Roman god of wine. (Greek name, Dionysus.)
Greek god of wine. (Roman name, Bacchus.)
Female followers of Dionysus, also known as Bacchae (women of Bacchus), who celebrated his rites in wild ecstasy.