Maenads were female worshipers of Dionysus. Their Roman husbands allowed them out for a "lady's night" once a year in reverence of their sacred god of trance. The stripped off their clothes, ran wild through the fields, slaughtered and ate animals with their bare hands, bathed in the blood and wine and made sweet orgiastic sacrifices to their God.
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Abigail Reynolds - paintings
Artist Zhou Fan - "my paintings are based on dreams that I had as a child of many, many jellyfish floating in the sky, some of which fell to the ground on parachutes and became mushrooms. These dreams had a strong impact on me, and I remember them vividly."