Origin of thyrsus
Words nearby thyrsus
How to use thyrsus in a sentence
There are “many thyrsus bearers, few mystics,” many are called, few chosen.How to Fail in Literature|Andrew Lang
Bacchus is generally represented as crowned with ivy or grape leaves and bearing an ivy-circled wand (the thyrsus).Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
Sometimes the thyrsus is replaced by ivy leaves, which, like the fig, are symbolic of the triple creator.
The figure of the god stands upon a pillar of three stones, and it bears a thyrsus from which depend two ribbons.
Their heads were helmeted with triple brass, and impenetrable to the heaviest blows of the thyrsus of Bacchus.The Golden Dog|William Kirby