Macedonia: area of ancient Greece north of Mt. Olympus; famous as the kingdom of Philip II and his son, Alexander the Great

maenads: female followers of the god Dionysos

Mars: Roman god of war; known as Ares by the Greeks

Meleager: mythical hero who led the hunt for the Calydonian Boar and who died in his youth

Memnon: king of Ethiopia; son of Eos, goddess of dawn; killed by Achilles in the Trojan War

Mercury: Roman name for the Greek god Hermes, messenger of the gods