Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bacchante # 2 (illustrated by Jöelle Jones)

Here is another member of the Bacchante that Orpheus encounters while mourning the loss of his wife.

Orpheus is warned of the imminent arrival of these wild women, but Orpheus does not listen to his mother’s advice to flee the area. Instead he finds himself attacked by these women and eventually torn about and killed…or at least torn from his body.

This woman appears in The Sandman Special, on page 43 in panel 6.

Jöelle did a great job with this portrait. She managed to capture the fierce “wild woman” aspect of this character. She definitely does not look like someone you would want to mess with and it’s easy to understand why these women were feared.

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