pentheus

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Pentheus (ˈpɛnθɪəs)
 
n
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

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