Pentheus noun

  1. Greek myth the grandson of Cadmus and his successor as king of Thebes, who resisted the introduction of the cult of Dionysus. In revenge the god drove him mad and he was torn to pieces by a group of bacchantes, one of whom was his mother

Examples from the Web for pentheus Historical Examples of pentheus

  • It is said that Pentheus was brought from thence, and torn in pieces.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3)


  • It was in vain Pentheus remonstrated, commanded, and threatened.

    The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)

    Charles Mills Gayley

  • Myth of Dionysus and Pentheus, to explain festival of the former.

    An Introduction to Mythology

    Lewis Spence

  • A-ga´ve.Mother of Pentheus;infuriated by Bacchus, slays her son, 182.

    Myths of Greece and Rome

    H. A. Guerber

  • It was on this occasion that Pentheus was massacred by his mother.

    The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

    Alexander Pope

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