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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Those who took part in the festival of Bacchus, confined originally to women, and were called by a number of names, such as Mænads, Thyads, &c.; they wore their hair dishevelled and thrown back, and had loose flowing garments.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Bacchantes'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/bacchantes.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
the Week of Proper 12 / Ordinary 17