Followers of Dionysus, aka, that pscycho bitch Maryann Forrester from True Blood. Members of the Thiasus. Name means raving ones. What the Maenad wants, maenad gets. She carried a Thrysus to control the natures of earthly things. Covered in snakes. No weapon could harm them. She is strong as all hell and get out. If she didnt confirm or follow Dionysuswas cursed and driven to a state of hellenic madness for refusing to worship Dionysus. Forced against her will to perform demonic rituals until they appease their God. under the influence of Dionysus. The name maenad has come to be associated with a wide variety of women, supernatural, mythological, and historical.