Bacchus-Ariadne"...this god is a prophet; the Bacchic ecstasy and frenzy hold a strong prophetic element. When he fills irresistibly a human body he gives those so possessed power to foretell the future. [...] Dionysus will not compel women to be chaste, since in all matters self-control resides in our own natures. You should consider this; for in the Bacchic ritual, as elsewhere, a woman will be safe from corruption if her mind is chaste." —Teiresias speaking to Pentheus in "The Bacchae" by Euripedes