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Go to the mountain, go, fleet hounds of Madness, where the daughters of Kadmos hold their company, and drive them raving  against the mad spy on the Maenads, the one dressed in women's attire. His mother will be the first to see him from a smooth rock or crag, as he lies in ambush, and she will cry out to the maenads:  “Who is this seeker of the mountain-going Kadmeans who has come to the mountain, to the mountain, Bacchae? Who bore him? For he was not born from a woman's blood, but is the offspring of some lioness  or of Libyan Gorgons. Let manifest justice go forth, let it go with sword in hand, slaying through the throat  this godless, lawless, unjust, earth-born offspring of Echion.
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