first


May 20, 2018


This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:


May 20, 2018


This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:


April 13, 2018


“What is a Maenad?”

–Some ask!

d903f65d11df8075315d4555fa0f0294

A maenad is a female follower of Dionysus and/or Bacchus!

According to ancient Greek mythology Maenad’s were (and quoted) were the nymphs who had nursed the infant Dionysus. These are referenced at Homer Iliad, 6.130:

“Nay, for even the son of Dryas, mighty Lycurgus, lived not long, seeing that he strove with heavenly gods—he that on a time drave down over the sacred mount of Nysa the nursing mothers of mad Dionysus; and they all let fall to the ground their wands, smitten with an ox-goad by man-slaying Lycurgus. But Dionysus fled, and plunged beneath the wave of the sea, and Thetis received him in her bosom, filled with dread, for mighty terror gat hold of him at the man’s threatenings. Then against Lycurgus did the gods that live at ease wax wroth, and the son of Cronos made him blind; and he lived not for long, seeing that he was hated of all the immortal gods.”

(c) Southwark Art Collection; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Though there are many women–even men–who consider themselves something of a Maenad! I am here to explain my more modern version of what a Maenad is–I can only explain my own version, what it means to me, what I practise when it relates to the God of Wine, Dionysus! What he means to me and what he signifies as well as speaks into my ear!

Trueblood-maryann01

Still from the Maenad that appears in Season two of True Blood! Their version of course a bit altered but still kept true to the heart of who and what a Maenad is only—villainized! 

Read More!

March 13, 2018


March 5, 2018


天秤座-道带标志,占星标志,传染媒-例证-91231703The poet Mesomedes wrote a hymn to Nemesis in the early second century AD, where he addressed her:

“Nemesis, winged balancer of life, dark-faced goddess, daughter of Justice,”
and mentioned her “adamantine bridles” that restrain “the frivolous insolences of mortals”.

Read More!