The daughter of Cadmus and mother of Actaeon. Bk III:165-205.
Bk III:692-733. Pentheus calls on her to help him, invoking the shade of her dead Actaeon, but she helps the other Maenads to tear him apart.
Actaeon, son of Autonoë. Bk III:165-205.
A mythical Alban king who gave his name to the Aventine hill from which he ruled. Bk XIV:609-622.
A name for the Underworld. Averna is its entrance. Bk V:533-571.
Bk XIV:101-153. Aeneas enters it. Proserpina is its queen, and Dis (Orcus) its king.
Of Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital of the Babylonians, in modern Iraq. Bk II:227-271.
Bacchantes, Maenades, Maenads, Bassarids
The female followers of Bacchus-Dionysus, noted for their ecstatic worship of the god. Bk XI:85-145.
Bk III:692-733. They celebrate the rites on Mount Cithaeron.
Bk VII:234-293. Medea has the appearance of a Bacchante.
Bk XI:1-66. They kill Orpheus.
An ancient royal family of Corinth, descended from Bacchis, one of the Heraclidae, founder of Syracuse. Bk V:385-424.