A staff entwined with ivy, and surmounted by a pine cone, or by a bunch of vine or ivy leaves with grapes or berries. It is an attribute of Bacchus, and of the satyrs and others engaging in Bacchic rites. [1913 Webster
"A good to grow on graves
As twist about a thyrsus."
"In my hand I bear
The thyrsus, tipped with fragrant cones of pine."