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.
Article last updated on 29 April 2013
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Semele: Greek legendary mortal." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 29 Apr. 2013. Web. 20 September 2014.