In "Hedda Gabler", What does Hedda mean when she keeps saying that Ejert will come back with vine leaves in his hair?

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Vine leaves in the hair is traditionally a symbol of being a follower of Bacchus. Bacchus (often called Dionysus in Greek literature) is the god of wine, merriment, drama, and a sort of crazy, dancing, merry-making intoxication. He's...

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