Semele facts for kids
Semele is a person in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia. She has a child with Zeus called Dionysus, who grows up to be a god. Her family do not believe her that Zeus is the father. When Hera, Zeus's wife, finds out he has another woman pregnant, she tries to destroy a pregnant Semele. Zeus rescues Dionysus, but Semele is destroyed. Her family believe that Zeus has killed her as a punishment for lying about him being the father.
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Roman sarcophagus (ca. 190 CE) depicting the triumphal procession of Bacchus as he returns from India, with scenes of his birth in the smaller top panels (Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland)
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