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Blessed is he who, being fortunate and knowing the rites of the gods, keeps his life pure and  has his soul initiated into the Bacchic revels, dancing in inspired frenzy over the mountains with holy purifications, and who, revering the mysteries of great mother Kybele,  brandishing the thyrsos, garlanded with ivy, serves Dionysus. Go, Bacchae, go, Bacchae, escorting the god Bromius, child of a god,  from the Phrygian mountains to the broad streets of Hellas—Bromius,
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