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Semele

(ˈsɛmɪlɪ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth mother of Dionysus by Zeus
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Sem•e•le

(ˈsɛm əˌli)

n.
(in Greek myth) a daughter of Cadmus and mother, by Zeus, of Dionysus.
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Then there was the daughter of Phoenix, who bore me Minos and Rhadamanthus: there was Semele, and Alcmena in Thebes by whom I begot my lion-hearted son Hercules, while Semele became mother to Bacchus the comforter of mankind.
940-942) And Semele, daughter of Cadmus was joined with him in love and bare him a splendid son, joyous Dionysus, -- a mortal woman an immortal son.
975-978) And Harmonia, the daughter of golden Aphrodite, bare to Cadmus Ino and Semele and fair-cheeked Agave and Autonoe whom long haired Aristaeus wedded, and Polydorus also in rich- crowned Thebe.
Have we not seen, or by relation heard, In courts and regal chambers how thou lurk'st, In wood or grove, by mossy fountain-side, In valley or green meadow, to waylay Some beauty rare, Calisto, Clymene, Daphne, or Semele, Antiopa, Or Amymone, Syrinx, many more Too long--then lay'st thy scapes on names adored, Apollo, Neptune, Jupiter, or Pan, Satyr, or Faun, or Silvan?
O, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars; Brighter art thou than flaming Jupiter When he appear'd to hapless Semele; More lovely than the monarch of the sky In wanton Arethusa's azur'd arms; And none but thou shalt be my paramour!
Poulter only shook his head in a significant manner at this request, and smiled patronizingly, as Jupiter may have done when Semele urged her too ambitious request.
Speaking in an interview, BBMT media liaison officer Kabelo Semele said this year theme was: Kwa re go yang - Re Ipela, and they believe that it was a true reflection of a celebration of the uniqueness of the country's spirituality, the vitality and resilience of our spirit, culture and values.
Matthew Ryan, 47, was reported missing from Radford Semele, nearLeamington, on Sunday.
Pupils from Clapham Terrace Primary School, Radford Semele C of E Primary School and Sydenham Primary School donated artwork to The Hidden Elephants of Leamington Spa, a story by children's author Lee Sterrey, which celebrates the town's historic link with elephants.
The opera (as any COC follower can easily guess) was Handel's Semele, as "rethought" by Chinese artist Zhang Huan.
SYDNEY -- When Georg Friedrich Handel composed "Semele" in the 1740s, he could never have imagined it would be performed by opera singers in outrageous catwalk couture, including towering boots and sequined kilts.
Equally risky is Semele Walk, an adaptation of Handel's Semele, by Berlin's Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and Sydney Philhannonia Choirs.