In ancient Greece, a female devotee of the wine god Dionysos who participated in orgiastic rituals. She is often depicted with swirling drapery and a tambourine. More generally, a made or frenzied woman. (Also called a Bacchante, after Bacchus, the Roman name of Dionysos).
in Greek mythology, one of the female worshippers of Dionysus. The name literally means "the raving one". Maenads indulged abundantly in violence, bloodletting, sex, intoxication and mutilation, and were usually depicted as crowned with vine leaves, clothed in fawn skins and dancing with wild abandonment. [ Dusk; Bequest: Sabbath
In Greek mythology, Maenads were female worshippers of Dionysus, the Greek god of mystery, wine and intoxication, and the Roman god Bacchus. The word literally translates as "raving ones". They were known as wild, insane women who could not be reasoned with.