DIONYSUS, THE GOD; son of Zeus and of the Theban princess Semele.
CADMUS, formerly King of Thebes, father of Semele.
PENTHEUS, King of Thebes, grandson of Cadmus. A
GAVE, daughter of Cadmus, mother of Pentheus.
TEIRESIAS, an aged Theban prophet.
A SOLDIER OF PENTHEUS' GUARD.
A CHORUS OF INSPIRED DAMSELS, following Dionysus from the East.