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In classical mythology, the daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia and mother of Pentheus. In Euripides' The Bacchae, she refuses to acknowledge the divinity of Dionysus, and as punishment is driven mad as a bacchant; in their frenzy, she and her companions tear Pentheus apart.

The name Agave comes from the Greek word agauos ‘illustrious’.


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