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Semele

Daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, sister of Agave, and mother (by Zeus) of Dionysus, she was consumed in Zeus's lightning when she demanded to see him in his true form.  Dionysus later rescued her from Hades and escorted her to Heaven.

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Encyclopedia Mythica - Article: Semele
Short description of Semele’s place in Greek mythology that includes links to other pages about the gods/goddesses with whom she came in contact.  Also includes a key showing how to pronounce her name.

Greek Mythology Zeus Lovers
Article about Zeus’s lovers (Semele having been one), including links to other pages dealing with the main themes and characters of this discussion.

Semele
Short description of Semele’s place in Greek mythology, including links to additional  pages about the others with whom she came in contact. 

Semele, Greek Mythology Link.
Extensive and well organized discussion of Semele and those involved with her, including links to relevant pages and a painting of her perishing at the sight of Zeus.

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Semele, Greek Mythology Link.
Extensive and well organized discussion of Semele and those involved with her, including links to relevant pages and a painting of her perishing at the sight of Zeus.

 

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