Semele

Semele

[sem-uh-lee]
noun Classical Mythology.
a daughter of Cadmus and mother, by Zeus, of Dionysus.
Compare Thyone.
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Semele (ˈsɛmɪlɪ)
 
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Greek myth mother of Dionysus by Zeus

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Semele
daughter of Cadmus and mother of Dionysus, from L., from Gk. Semele, a Thraco-Phrygian earth goddess, from Phrygian Zemele "mother of the earth," probably cognate with O.C.S. zemlja "earth," L. humus "earth, ground, soil."
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