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SEMELE

Unfortunately frazzled Zeus-fancier

What a scorcher. The daughter of CADMUS, her burning passion for ZEUS led to flaming destruction when she was burned to a cinder during their brief affair.

It was all due to ZEUS's jealous wife HERA, who was sick of rampant husband's unfaithful shenanigans. Why, there was even a rumor that the two lovers had produced a baby called DIONYSUS.

So she devised the perfect way to destroy her rival. She forced her rampant husband to go on a date with SEMELE wearing his hottest, sexiest clothes. He was so gorgeous that the flames of desire were whipped up to white-hot level and SEMELE spontaneously combusted. HERA rubbed her hands in glee and ZEUS had an early night for once.

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Article last updated on 29 April 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT SEMELE : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : SEMELE
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 717

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