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Semele - Affair with Zeus and birth of Dionysus, Locations, Semele in Roman culture, Semele in later art

In Greek mythology, the daughter of Cadmus, and mother by Zeus of Dionysus. She asked Zeus to appear in his glory before her, and was consumed in fire, but it made her son immortal. Semele is probably related to the Phrygian goddess Zemelo.

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