(gr. myth., person, proper) A daughter of Cadmus and the mother of Dionysus: seeing Zeus in all his glory, she is consumed in his lightning.
Semele Sentence Examples
The god, who had sworn to refuse Semele nothing, unwillingly consented.
At the expiration of this period the gods gave him to wife Harmonia, daughter of Ares and Aphrodite, by whom he had a son Polydorus, and four daughters, Ino, Autonoe, Agave and Semele - a family which was overtaken by grievous misfortunes.
Athamas and his second wife Ino were said to have incurred the wrath of Hera, because Ino had brought up Dionysus, the son of her sister Semele, as a girl, to save his life.