The Story of Zeus and Semele

The Story of Zeus and Semele

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  • "You promised me you would stop having affairs with mortal woman after you married me, you have broken that promise so many times I can't keep track! I AM YOUR WIFE!!."
  • "I don't know what you are talking about".
  • "I am Zeus, lord of the sky and universe, king of the cosmos. I was looking down from Olympus and I saw you I fell in love with you straight away."
  • Oh My Gods!!! Me??!!
  • WOW!!!!
  • Hera was complaining about Zeus going and falling in love with mortal women and then having children, Zeus pretended that he didn't know what she was talking about, he turned on his heels and left.
  • Ask him to appear before you the way he does to Hera on Mount Olympus.
  • How do you know it is Zeus dear??
  • Well, he told me! He gives me anything I want!!
  • Zeus once again fell in love with a mortal woman, this one was called Semele, she was very beautiful. Zeus appeared to her in disguise, he told her he was Zeus and that he had fallen in love with her, he also said he would grant her anything she wanted.By the end of the evening she was madly in love with him.
  • I..I can't because-
  • Appear to me the way you do to Hera on Mount Olympus.
  • If you really loved me you'd do it!!
  • Zeus went to see Semele everyday, he gave her anything she wanted, they were both madly in love with each other.One day she noticed she was pregnant and was very excited.Hera finally found out what Zeus was doing-she was really angry, so she disguised herself and went to visit Semele,obviously that didn't go well for Semele but Hera got her revenge.
  • HERA!!
  • Hera appeared to Semele as her friend, Semele told her all about Zeus, thinking she was talking to a friend.Hera told her to ask Zeus to appear to her the way he does on Mount Olympus.(Bad idea), if a mortal sets eyes on a god in their true form they will burn to ashes.Happy day for Semele.Not.
  • Oh, all right then.
  • When Zeus next went to visit Semele she asked him to appear they way he does on Mount Olympus for her to see, Zeus tried to warn her but she insisted.Zeus reluctantly changed form just to see Semele disintegrate into a pile of ashes.Zeus new she had been influenced by Hera.
  • Ugh...!!
  • Zeus couldn't believe what he had done.When Semele died she was still pregnant, so when she disintegrated into ash there was a baby,crazy right? Anyway this baby was called Bacchus which means the noisy one, later that became is Roman name, But his greek name is Dionysus god of wine and over the top parties.
  • WHAAA!!!
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