In his hand he holds a long thyrsus.
"Yet Again" by Max Beerbohm
Their heads were helmeted with triple brass, and impenetrable to the heaviest blows of the thyrsus of Bacchus.
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
High up on the wall of their temple is a representation of the thyrsus and timbrels, which surely suits no other god than Bacchus.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
But now the black ravens crossed Damia's vision once more, till presently a handsome young Greek gaily drove them off with his thyrsus.
"Serapis, Complete" by Georg Ebers
He carried the thyrsus, and he believed in the god.
"Ernest Maltravers, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The ivy-crowned thyrsus, see!
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
Thou snatch the thyrsus!
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
Pan there stretches the pine-thyrsus down to vine-garlanded Dionysos.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
Since I shall never tire, neither night nor day, striking the earth with the thyrsus.
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
The lance mentioned here was, no doubt, the thyrsus.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso