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|Dionysus||Dionysus is the god of wine, theater, and fertility. He is also the main character in The Frogs. Read More|
|Xanthias||Xanthias is Dionysus's wise-cracking slave. Read More|
|Aeschylus||One of the great tragic poets of ancient Greece, Aeschylus undertakes a verbal duel with Euripides in the Underworld.|
|Aeacus||Aeacus is the janitor or doorman who lets Dionysus and Xanthias into Hades. He is also the one who whips Dionysus and Xanthias to learn whether they are gods.|
|Charon||Charon is the ferryman who ferries Dionysus and the dead from the land of the living to Hades.|
|Chorus||The Chorus plays the role of the singing Frogs and the Initiates of Iacchus (Dionysus), as well as other roles.|
|Chorus Leader||The Chorus Leader speaks during the Parabasis, delivering the main message in the play.|
|Corpse||This tiny role involves just a few lines in which the recently dead corpse refuses Dionysus's paltry pay to act as a bag carrier in the Underworld.|
|Euripides||Like Aeschylus, Euripides was a real Greek playwright. He debates Aeschylus and loses.|
|Extras||Extras in The Frogs have a variety of roles including acting as recently dead rowers aboard Charon's boat.|
|Hercules||Hercules is a well-known mythological character. He interacts with Dionysus and Xanthias and provides directions to Hades.|
|Pandokeutria||A female innkeeper who chastises Dionysus when he is dressed as Hercules, for eating all of her food and not paying the bill last time Hercules was in Hades.|
|Plathane||The other female innkeeper who chastises Dionysus when he is dressed as Hercules, for eating all of her food and not paying the bill last time Hercules was in Hades.|
|Pluto||Ruler of the Underworld, Pluto is also the husband of Persephone.|
|Servant 1||Mistaking Xanthias for Hercules, servant 1 invites him to a fabulous feast with beautiful maidens.|
|Servant 2||Servant 2 meets Xanthias at Pluto's abode in Hades and explains the poetry contest and rivalry between Euripides and Aeschylus to him.|