The enthusiasm that brings the arrival of the God Dionysos in the town of Thebes , excites women and old men to follow the Bacchae to Kithaeron mountain to honor the God. The only one who reacts in this religious delirium is Pentheas, king of the town, because he believes that worshipping of Dionysos is a pretext for women to be released from their oppressed instincts. A shepherd's narration for the miracles he saw doing the Bacchae in the mountains with his own eyes, excite the curiosity of the king and thus he accepts to watch himself the Bacchic rites. In the end of the drama, the Bacchae , after the order of their God, kill the king. Then Dionysos appears to explain his acts and outline the future fate of the heroes.