Blessed, blessed

Blessed, blessed are those who know the mysteries of god [Dionysos],
Blessed is he who hallows his lift in the worship of god,
He whom the spirit of god possesseth, who is one
With those who belong to the holy body of god.
Blessed are the dancers and those who are purified,
Who dance on the hill in the holy dance of god.
Blessed are they who keep the rite of Cybele the Mother.
Blessed are the thyrsus-bearers, those who wield in their hands
They holy wand of god.
Blessed are those who wear the crown of the ivy god.
Blessed, blessed are they: Dionysos is their god!


From Euripides The Bacchae lines 72-82