The Bacchae | Study Guide


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The Bacchae | Character Map

Dionysus God of wine, theater, and fertility; seeks revenge Agave Frenzied woman; possessed by a god Pentheus Authoritarian king; secretly curious about Dionysian religion Cadmus Former King of Thebes; patriarch; embraces religious traditions Tiresias Blind prophet; encourages others to worship Dionysus Cousins Mother and murderer Aunt Followers Grandfather Friends Grandfather Chorus Female Bacchae and Maenads; practice secret religious rites
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