Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece


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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 4243

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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