GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

SEMELE

Greek legendary mortal

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.

SEMELE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SEMELE
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : legendary mortal
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 7289

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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: legendary mortal from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 29 Apr. 2013. Web. 24 July 2014.

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