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Thyia

Θυία). A daughter of Castalius or Cephisseus, became by Apollo the mother of Delphus. She is said to have been the first to have sacrificed to Dionysus, and to have celebrated orgies in his honour. From her the Attic women, who went yearly to Mount Parnassus to celebrate the Dionysiac orgies with the Delphian Thyiades, received themselves the name of Thyiădes or Thyădes. This word, however, comes from θύω, and properly signifies the raging or frantic women. See Maenas.

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