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Maenads (also know as Bacchantes) were women (ok, i know, not creatures, but still) incited into religious frenzy by Dionysus. They left their homes and roamed wild around the countryside. Each carried a special staff known as a thyrsus. Maenads were so liberated from normal human conventions that they ripped apart live animals with their bare hands and ate raw flesh.

The Encyclopedia of World Mythology ed. Arthur Cotterell

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2007-01-26 [xido]: Interesting. This is also a stated creature of the Psionic Races, based on D&D concepts. (Race 4, from L to R)

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