...Dull Gret, also known as Mad Meg, is the anglicized version of Dulle Griet, a figure of Flemish folklore who is the subject of a 1562 painting by Pieter Brueghel the Elder. The painting depicts a peasant woman, Mad Meg, who leads an army of women to pillage Hell. The painting is in the Museum Mayer van den Bergh in Antwerp.
She is also the subject of a 1640s painting by Flemish painter David Teniers the Younger.
Dull Gret appears as a character in Caryl Churchill's Play "Top Girls" (1982), where she recounts her invasion of Hell: "I'd had enough, I was mad, I hate the bastards. I come out my front door that morning and shout till my neighbors come out and I said, "Come on, we're going where the evil come from and pay the bastards out.'" (Churchill, 28).
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